Zika outbreak: hearing loss found in 6% of Brazilian babies in study
Other viral infections during pregnancy can also cause hearing loss
CBC NEWS – Health
Aug 30, 2016
A study in Brazil of 70 babies whose mothers had confirmed Zika infections found that nearly 6 per cent had hearing loss, adding a new complication to the list of ills the virus can cause when women are infected during pregnancy.
The Brazilian study, published on Tuesday in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on
death and disease, confirmed less rigorous reports of deafness among infants born to mothers with Zika infections.