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  • New research suggests that the effects of the Zika virus depend on a mother's immune system. 1 / 8

  • One of the most well-known effects on babies exposed to the virus in utero is microcephaly. 2 / 8

  • Microcephaly is when the baby is born with an abnormally small head. 3 / 8

  • The Zika virus has the ability to get transferred to a fetus through the placenta. 4 / 8

  • Transmitted by mosquitoes, the virus is found in warmer climates. 5 / 8

  • Research shows that the better immune response a mother has to the infection, the more risk of microcephaly. 6 / 8

  • This interesting find shows that developing a vaccine may be harder than previously thought. 7 / 8

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