Virus Watch: Zika Virus and Microcephaly
- May 20, 2016
- Tagged as: birth defects, microcephaly, mouse model, placenta, viral, virology, virus, viruses, Zika virus
Three papers have been published showing that Zika virus can cross the placenta in mice, replicate in the fetus, and cause microcephaly. In this episode I summarize these data and their implications.