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Zika Virus May Cause Long-Term Memory Damage, Similar to Alzheimer’s Disease

August 18, 2016

(The Telegraph) – The Zika virus may cause long-term damage to the memory which mirrors the effects of Alzheimer’s disease a new study suggests. Scientists had thought that the virus only impacted the brains of developing foetuses and did not believe an infection posed serious problems for adults. But a new study suggests that Zika can also infect the brain cells of adults, causing long term damage to memory.

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