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The Zika virus can cause birth defects A nurse evaluates a newborn in Brazil with microcephaly during a home visit. Photo by Michael Greenwood

Why Zika causes birth defects in some pregnancies?

Severe birth defects caused by the Zika virus may be related to the kinds of antibodies infected mothers produce to fight the disease, a study by YSPH researchers and others shows.
Study personnel collect samples in a neighborhood in Managua in June 2017 from participants in the Nicaraguan Pediatric Dengue Cohort Study (PDCS), a long-standing pediatric dengue cohort established in 2004. Image credit: Sustainable Sciences Institute, Paolo Harris Paz.

Children with dengue infection could be protected from symptomatic Zika

Dengue has been endemic to the Americas, Zika wasn’t reported in the region until 2015. The viruses are very similar: they are transmitted by...
Zika virus in blood with red blood cells, a virus which causes Zika fever found in Brazil and other tropical countries

Blood tests reveal broad extent of Zika infection

In a new study by the UC Berkeley, scientists showed that almost half of the population in Managua, Nicaragua, has been infected with the...
The scientific team of the Zika virus study (from left to right): Pietro Scaturro, Prof. Andreas Pichlmair and Dr. Alexey Stukalov

Zika virus protein prevents the development of the Brain

Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day. The virus is associated with an...
Immune response to Zika infection leads to fetal harm

Immune response to Zika infection leads to fetal harm

Similar proteins that mount a strong resistant reaction to Zika infection can likewise hurt the placenta and fetal advancement, as indicated by a Yale-led...
A new paper-based test for Zika virus

A new paper-based test for Zika virus

MIT researchers have just developed a new paper-based test for Zika virus. It demonstrates Zika virus infection within few hours. This test differentiates Zika...
Zikavac: Vaccine to treat Zika Virus

Zikavac: Vaccine to treat Zika Virus

Hey readers, in the previous article I have introduced you all with Zika Virus which leads to Microcephaly, a serious condition which may cause birth...
Zika Virus

Zika virus: Symptoms, Prevention, Instructions to cure

Zika virus (ZKIV) is a part of Flaviviridae virus (primarily spread through ticks and mosquitos) family and the Flavivirus genus. Through mosquito’s bites, it...