Tag Archives: nature journal

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta

zika virus
COMPLICATIONS. A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, April 26, 2016. File photo by Leonardo Muñoz/EPA

The studies illustrate how the virus could invade the brain of a developing fetus and trigger complications

WASHINGTON, USA (May 12, 2016) — Experiments using lab mice show how the Zika virus travels through the bloodstream, multiplies in the placenta, and invades the brain of the developing fetus, stunting growth or causing death, researchers said Wednesday, May 11. Continue reading Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta