New studies show Zika infection can cause brain abnormalities, including paralysis and death in adults.
Researchers have demonstrated that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus in utero.
While screening drug compounds as potential countermeasures, researchers found that the antibiotic, azithromycin, reduces viral proliferation in glial cells.
Officials are investigating how the woman contracted the virus and have tested mosquitoes at the woman’s home in Brownsville.
Puerto Rico health official reports that almost 500 cases of Zika have been reported in the past week.
A significant increase in microcephaly cases sent doctors in Brazil scrambling for answers.
Officials report that there have been 93 cases of Zika infection in nine jurisdictions this year.
With outbreaks in Southeast Asia, scientists are theorizing that Zika has been there for years, but neurological complications went unnoticed by health authorities.
Researchers have discovered the mechanism by which a human antibody previously prevents Zika infection at a cellular level.
Some babies not born with small heads have developed microcephaly as they have grown older.