How Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy Can Harm Fetus

Mosquito borne illnesses are on the rise due to global warming and climate change and need to be urgently addressed to protect the health of the population. Zika virus infection in pregnancy is particularly serious since the organism severely suppresses the mother''s already weak immune system (almost similar to HIV), helping the virus to multiply and spread, thereby increasing the risk of harm to the fetus with resultant birth defects.

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