POPZE

Pediatric Outcomes of Prenatal ZIKV Exposure(POPZE) is a study born from the Sentinel Enhanced Dengue SurveillanceSystem(SEDSS) project, which started in 2012 and seeks to create a clinical and research platform to study the epidemiology, manifestation and prevention of dengue and other febrile illnesses.

POPZE, specifically, researches issues associated with the prenatal Zika Virus infection in Puerto Rican children from their time of birth until 18 months of age. Their primarily goal is to determine if, aside from microcephaly, there are other defects or complications in their neuro-development that may require early intervention or treatment. Intellectus Foundation joined institutions such as Ponce San Lucas Hospital, Ponce Health Sciences University and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to allow the continuity of this research.