MPH's Schaffner: Too early to change guidelines based on new preliminary Zika study

June 16, 2016

Zika virus infection during the third trimester of pregnancy may pose only minor risk for brain abnormalities in infants, according to a preliminary study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said the early findings seemed promising but that it was far too preliminary to change guidelines based on data.