Antibody protects developing fetus from Zika virus -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Antibody protects developing fetus from Zika virus

11/08/2016

Image: a tray of Zika virus growing in animal cells; Copyright:  Huy Mach

There is no treatment to block Zika virus in a pregnant woman from infecting her fetus and potentially causing severe birth defects. But researchers have identified a human antibody that prevents, in pregnant mice, the fetus from becoming infected and the placenta from being damaged;© Huy Mach