Category Archives: microcephaly

New research provides mechanism and evidence of how Zika virus causes microcephaly in newborns.

Brazil is in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV), a flavivirus that is transmitted by mosquitoes and sexually, which was first detected in the country in May 2015. Since then, reports of microcephaly in the country have increased significantly, however, a link between the virus and the birth defect has not been proven.  Now, a study

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