A study from Brazil showed that congenital Zika virus infections are associated with sensorineural hearing loss. The investigators performed a retrospective review of 70 infants who were up to 10 months old from November 2015 to May 2016. Complete hearing tests were performed. They found a prevalence of 5.8% sensorineural hearing loss, which is 40 times the rate for infants in the US and similar to rates of other congenital viral infections.
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