Researches say Zika virus will continue to be found in the brains of babies born to infected mothers for months.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

The genetic material of the Zika virus will persist inside brain tissue of babies, and in the placentas of infected mothers, for as long as seven months.

The new finding is a result of a study now being published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The researches say it shows how the virus, if contracted in early pregnancy, can affect the developing baby.

The mosquito-carried virus is blamed for thousands of cases of skull and brain birth defects. Testing for this study was done by using brain tissue samples of babies born to infected mothers and who died from those birth defects.

Eben Brown, FOX News.

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