• To understand if Zika infection in newborn babies can persist into adulthood, researchers infected three-day-old mice with the virus and observed its developments.
  • They found that even after reaching adulthood, the mice suffered from seizures, showed reduced motor functions and did not perform well in behavioral and memory tests.
  • The team also found that by using a drug called Infliximab, the number of seizures could be reduced.
  • This study is the first to look at the long term effects of the disease.