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Zika virus infection changes monkeys' brain structure

Babies who are infected with Zika virus shortly after birth are likely to have long-term abnormalities in brain structure, behavioral problems and socioemotional, cognitive and motor deficits, researchers reported in Nature Communications. Four rhesus monkeys infected at 1 month old developed persistent neurological impairments, and though human brains develop more slowly and could heal faster, the findings probably translate to babies.

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