- PRO/AH/EDR> Rift Valley fever: vertical transmission, comments, details
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:08:30 -0500
Rift Valley Fever -- Worldwide/Unknown
The mosquito-borne virus that causes Rift Valley fever may severely injure human fetuses if contracted by mothers during pregnancy, according to new research.
In a study published last month [December 2018] in the journal Science Advances, researchers used infected rats and human fetal tissue to discover how the virus targets the placenta. Results showed that the virus may be even more damaging to fetuses than the Zika virus, which set off a global crisis in 2015 and left thousands of