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Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

A new study has found zika virus infections may cause lasting eye diseases which could pose more danger to unborn babies than previously thought.

Confirmed! Zika causes fetal brain damage in unborn babies

The research has further found that small amounts of genetic material from the Zika virus can be detected from a blood sample taken from a pregnant woman even weeks after the acute rash caused by the infection has passed, when the development of brain damage in the fetus is underway.

World's first blood test for accurate prenatal testing

It can use the blood that is taken from the mother at the early stages of pregnancy, negating the need for multiple appointments.