Are You at Risk?

A study in mice suggests that Zika virus could damage brain areas responsible for learning and memory.

Source: Zika can infect adult brain cells, not just fetal cells, study suggests – The Washington Post

Although the virus is primarily associated with infant brain abnormalities, the study shows that even adult brains are susceptible to damage from Zika virus, primarily in the region of the hippocampus. ┬áIt could lead to depression or Alzheimer’s like memory problems later in life.

What places in the US are at risk of mosquito-borne infections?

Map highlights U.S. cities with conditions that could put them at risk for Zika virus outbreaks. IMAGE BASED ON DATA MAPPED BY OLGA WILHELMI, NCAR GIS PROGRAM

 

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