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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.

06 Jun 2018 10:25 AM

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.

14 Dec 2017 11:58 AM

Here's how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby

Maternal immune activation carries a small increased risk for later atypical neurodevelopment.

22 Mar 2017 2:37 PM

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

10 Dec 2016 5:08 PM

Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants

This is the first known incidence of glaucoma in an infant with the Zika virus.

07 Dec 2016 12:16 PM


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.

23 Nov 2016 9:22 AM