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How Zika Virus Is Passed From Mother To Baby

Zika virus particles (red) under a microscope (Image by NIAID)

CLICK HERE - STUDY - Zika Virus Infects Human Placental Macrophages

forbes.com - by J. V. Chamary - May 30, 2016

While the Zika virus often causes disease without symptoms in adults, it has become notorious for its link to microcephaly — a birth defect where infants have an abnormally small head.

Women infected with Zika can transmit it to their unborn child during pregnancy, but precisely how this happens has remained a mystery. Scientists have now revealed one potential route.

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Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection, study shows

sciencedaily.com - June 4, 2016

The mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to microcephaly and other neurological problems in newborns of affected mothers directly infects the brain progenitor cells destined to become neurons, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study published online in Cell Reports.

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CLICK HERE - STUDY - Cell Reports - Western Zika Virus in Human Fetal Neural Progenitors Persists Long Term with Partial Cytopathic and Limited Immunogenic Effects 

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