Zika virus infection and microcephaly: Anxiety burden for women

Ikenna Desmond Ebuenyi*, Soumitra Sudip Bhuyan, Luchuo Engelbert Bain

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Abstract

The re-emergence of Zika virus in Brazil and other contiguous countries is a source of anxiety for pregnant women on account of its association with microcephaly. Adverse pregnancy outcome has huge mental health implications. It is essential for health providers to incorporate psychosocial care as part of pre and postnatal care for women in all countries affected by the Zika virus infection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Number of pages3
JournalPan African medical journal
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2018

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Microcephaly
  • Zika virus

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