Research provides clues to how Zika virus breaches the placental barrier

Posted by on September 15, 2016 12:57 pm
Categories: health

New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function. Furthermore, herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) infection augments placental sensitivity to Zika virus by enhancing the expression of receptors that allow Zika virus to enter cells.

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