microcephaly
Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses
Viruses Related to Zika May Also Harm Fetuses
Ruth Williams | Jan 31, 2018
Studies in mice suggest that other flaviviruses, such as West Nile virus and Powassan virus, may cause birth defects, too. 
Parts of U.S. Saw an Increase in Zika-Linked Birth Defects in 2016
Parts of U.S. Saw an Increase in Zika-Linked Birth Defects in 2016
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 26, 2018
The rise occurred in areas with confirmed local transmission, according to a new CDC report. 
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2018
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
A Single Mutation in Zika Led to Devastating Effects
A Single Mutation in Zika Led to Devastating Effects
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2017
One amino acid change within a viral structural protein makes the difference between mild cases of brain damage and severe microcephaly in mice.
Zika Virus Persists in the Nervous System and Elsewhere
Zika Virus Persists in the Nervous System and Elsewhere
Ruth Williams | Apr 27, 2017
Studies of infected rhesus monkeys reveal the virus’s long-term hiding places in the body.
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
Tracy Vence | Apr 6, 2017
Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.
Scientists Confirm Zika's Link to Neurological Disorders
Scientists Confirm Zika's Link to Neurological Disorders
Diana Kwon | Jan 4, 2017
A literature review of more than 100 studies confirms that microcephaly, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and related conditions are linked to Zika virus infection.
Zika’s Persistence in Infants
Zika’s Persistence in Infants
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 15, 2016
Microcephaly is but one of the birth defects associated with infection in babies, a study suggests. The virus persists and replicates in the infant brain, according to another study.
Zika-Associated Microcephaly Can Present After Birth
Zika-Associated Microcephaly Can Present After Birth
Tracy Vence | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers report on more than a dozen cases in which babies who showed signs of in-utero infection but were born without symptoms of congenital Zika syndrome went on to develop brain abnormalities. 
Zika Infects Adult Monkeys’ Brains
Zika Infects Adult Monkeys’ Brains
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2016
A laboratory study finds the virus in the cerebellum in addition to body fluids.