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One Mutation Makes Zika Virus Cause Severe Microcephaly

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One Mutation Makes Zika Virus Cause Severe Microcephaly

A single genetic change, acquired in 2013, likely gave the Zika virus the ability to cause severe fetal microcephaly, researchers report. The findings, published in Science on October 28, clarify how the virus evolved from a mostly benign illness into a pathogen of global concern.


By AAAS, USA.


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