Dr. Albert Ko from Yale University has been collaborating with the study in Bahia. He says that while the cases of microcephaly are getting all the attention, the Zika virus could be having a wider range of effects on the development of a fetus.
“We are seeing cases in the hospital of children who have normal size heads but are having neurological lesions and eye lesions,” he says. “And we are extremely concerned … this might suggest that [the microcephaly cases] are just the tip of the iceberg.”
This is so awful. It reminds me of the thalidomide defects that affected a small birth cohort. At least, I hope it remains a small birth cohort.