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Rhesus Macaque Model Offers Route to Study Zika Brain Pathology

Written by Andy Fell

Photo Credit: Kathy West/California Primate Research Center

Rhesus macaque monkeys infected in utero with Zika virus develop similar brain pathology to human infants, according to a report by researchers at the California National Primate Research Center and School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, published June 20 in Nature Communications.

Rhesus macaques may be a suitable model system to study how Zika virus infection during pregnancy affects the fetus and to find ways to prevent, diagnose, mitigate or treat it, said Koen Van Rompay, research virologist at the CNPRC. Read more.

Published June 20, 2018 by UC Davis

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