Zika Transmission Block Uncovered?

Potential therapies aimed at blocking the transmission of the Zika virus from mother to fetus have been uncovered by researchers at Washington University.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus is associated with negative pregnancy and birth outcome. These include miscarriage, microcephaly, brain abnormalities and other birth defects.

Intensive research is being conducted by Washington University School of Medicine and other institutions to understand the routes of Zika transmission. IN addition, researchers seek to understand how the virus travels to and infects the developing fetus.


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