Studies add more evidence of Zika’s risk to pregnant women

Researcher Guo-li Ming, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering, discusses her work as part of a team that is studying how the Zika virus causes microcephaly on March 1, 2016 in Baltimore, Md. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS)(Photo: Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun/TNS) WASHINGTON – The Zika virus may be linked to a wider variety of “grave outcomes” for developing babies than previously reported — threats that can come at any stage of pregnancy, researchers reported Friday. The findings are preliminary results from the first study tracking pregnant women in Brazil from the time they were infected, and do not prove that Zika is to blame. But they come as separate laboratory research released Friday strengthens the case that Zika causes a serious birth defect called microcephaly…


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