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Misperceived Risks of Zika-related Microcephaly in India

Grubaugh, Nathan D and Ishtiaq, Farah and Setoh, Yin Xiang and Ko, Albert I (2019) Misperceived Risks of Zika-related Microcephaly in India. In: TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 27 (5). pp. 381-383.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2019.02.004


After the discovery that Zika virus (ZIKV) could cause microcephaly and other birth defects, we have scrambled to understand how. Now, spreading along with the virus is misinformation that a ZIKV mutation is responsible for microcephaly. Putting too much onus on a single mutation could enhance a crisis in India.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Ranganayaki RS
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 10:14
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 10:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/62535

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