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Birth defects associated with Zika virus infection may depend on mother's immune response

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Birth defects associated with Zika virus infection may depend on mother's immune response
New research led by scientists at The Rockefeller University in New York may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. The study, which will be published August 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that the risk of developing an abnormally small head (microcephaly) depends on the types of antibody produced by pregnant mothers in response to Zika infection.
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