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Zika monkey study suggests worse fetal effects for vaginal versus mosquito transmission

05:56 EDT 24 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Rhesus macaques that were vaginally infected with Zika virus showed higher prevalence of Zika in the reproductive tract than previously seen in macaques that received skin injections of the virus. The findings, published in PLOS Pathogens, suggest that vaginal transmission may increase the risk or severity of fetal Zika disease compared to mosquito transmission.

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