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US researchers find possible biomarkers for Zika-related birth defects

Nov 06, 2018 - Marketline Newswire

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) in the US have discovered potential Zika biomarkers related to severe birth defects in babies who are born to women infected with the virus.

The majority of infected patients do not show symptoms or have mild illness with low-grade fever. However, foetuses exposed to the virus are at risk of neurological defects, including microcephaly.The team expects the latest finding to help in developing screening tests for the virus, and offe...