Zika infection may cause stillbirth, loss of brain tissue

February 25, 2016 11:04 PM

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Zika infection may cause stillbirth, loss of brain tissue

CHICAGO A case study of a stillborn baby whose Brazilian mother was infected with Zika raises suspicions that the virus may be capable of doing more damage to fetal tissue than previously thought, researchers said on Thursday.

The study showed the baby's brain was absent, a condition known as hydranencephaly. Instead of tissue, the brain cavities were filled with fluid. The baby also had abnormal pools of fluid in other parts of its body.

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