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Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses

News   Feb 02, 2018 | Original Story by Tamara Bhandari for Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

 
Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses

West Nile virus (green) grows in human placenta, where the cells are marked red with blue nuclei. A study has found that viruses related to Zika, such as West Nile, can cross the placenta in mice and cause fetal brain damage and death. Credit: Nitin Arora.

 
 
 

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