Zika virus develops in female gentile: Study

Monday 10 April 2017 3 weeks ago 36   London    Print

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Report  Web desk : LONDON: The latest research on the Zika virus has suggested that the virus can hide in vaginal tissue and the bloodstream of infected infants much longer than anyone expected, with dangerous consequences. In most people, Zika stays in the blood for over seven days and then resolves. It can last a bit longer in urine and saliva, but even that goes away after a couple of weeks, leaving antibody testing of the blood as the only way to determine whether you’ve had the virus. However, a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine shares the story of a Brazilian baby who continued to have Zika in his blood for more than two months after his birth. He was not diagnosed with microcephaly when he was born, nor did he have any obvious developmental issues at his two-month checkup, even though his mother had symptoms of the virus during the third trimester of pregnancy. 02