Here’s what scientists know today about Zika and its effect on foetuses
Zika began spreading in Brazil in April 2015 and the country saw more than 260,000 probable cases in 2016, according to Health Ministry.
US study sheds light on how Zika causes nerve disorder
In pregnant women, the virus infects fetal brain cells, resulting in the birth defect known as microcephaly.
Here's how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby
Maternal immune activation carries a small increased risk for later atypical neurodevelopment.
Microcephaly quadrupled in Colombia in 2016
Overall, there were 9.6 cases of microcephaly per 10,000 live births in Colombia, where the virus infected as many as 20,000 pregnant women
Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants
This is the first known incidence of glaucoma in an infant with the Zika virus.
Zika babies may develop microcephaly after birth
The findings raise new concerns about the hidden effects of pre-natal exposure to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.