Zika Virus

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Zika Virus: Research Shows Chances of Placental Infection in Pregnant Women

A new study conducted by a team of scientists, biologists, physicians, and nurses from several institutions in Brazil, revealed that the Zika Virus can form a persistent, replicating infection in the placenta. However, it increases the chance of the virus getting through the fetus which may also affect brain development, the research stated. The Zika Virus has been reported in 86 countries so far, with Brazil being the worst affected. 

Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 05:00 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

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