View Full Version : In Babies, Zika Can Linger for Months, Brazilian Case Suggests

08-25-2016, 10:10 AM
A baby in Brazil who became infected with Zika in the womb still had the virus in his body for months after he was born, according to a new report of the case. The baby's mother, who lived in São Paulo, showed symptoms of Zika when she was 26 weeks pregnant, according to the report, published today (Aug. 24) in the New England Journal of Medicine. This congenital condition can be caused by the Zika virus if a woman is infected during pregnancy.