Zika Might Cause Brain Damage In Adults, Too

Although most risk associated with Zika so far has focused on infants, it turns out that adults might not be in the clear.

Researchers from Rockefeller University and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology say there’s evidence that Zika could inflict our brain’s stem cells, even as adults.

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Although ZIKV is considered a transient infection in adult humans without marked long-term effects, there may in fact be consequences of exposure in the adult brain.

Read the original paper published in the journal Cell Stem Cell

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