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Zika Virus Can Keep Growing in Infant Brains Even After Birth: U.S. CDC

December 13, 2016

(Reuters) – U.S. researchers have found evidence of the Zika virus replicating in fetal brains for up to seven months after the mother became infected with the virus, and they showed the virus can persist even after birth, according to a study published on Tuesday. The findings confirm earlier observations from case studies suggesting that the mosquito-borne Zika virus can grow in fetal brains and women’s placentas.

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