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Monkey discovery boosts Zika drug quest – study

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ZIKA RESEARCH. Sarah Kohn of the Wisconsin National Primate research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, performs an ultrasound on a pregnant rhesus macaque monkey infected with the Zika virus on June 28, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

While the animal never developed symptoms, the brain of its fetus stopped growing – the first time this was observed in a lab animal, researchers write in the journal Nature Medicine

PARIS, France (Sept. 12, 2016) — Scientists said on Monday, September 12, they had found a suitable animal model for testing new Zika drugs — a monkey whose offspring suffers brain damage similar to human foetuses exposed to the virus.  Continue reading Monkey discovery boosts Zika drug quest – study