Could genetic factors determine the development of congenital Zika syndrome?

Babies born to mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy can develop congenital Zika syndrome, leading to complications such as microcephaly, brain calcification, skeletal alterations, auditory and visual deficits.

Interestingly, these abnormalities are only observed in 6–12% of cases, and researchers believe that additional factors besides viral infection influence the development of Zika-related complications.

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