Zika Virus US Discovery – CWEB.com

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Zika Virus US Discovery – CWEB.com

The latest research shows the virus can selectively infect and kill hard to treat cancerous cells in adult brains.

Zika injections shrank aggressive tumours in fully grown mice, yet left other brain cells unscathed according to a report by the BBC.

“CDC expects Zika virus will continue to circulate at low levels in most regions where it has been introduced,” said Benjamin Haynes, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Anyone living in or traveling to areas with risk of Zika may be at risk for infection.”

 For that reason, Graman said people should continue to be cautious while traveling and protect themselves from mosquitoes in areas where Zika is known to lurk.

“I’d think the admonitions still apply, particularly if you’re pregnant or going to be pregnant. The risk still exists in those cases, even if it’s less,” he said. “I think those admonitions need to apply until people are given the all-clear.”

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