LabKey collaborators at the O’Connor Lab (University of Wisconsin—Madison) were featured in a recent Washington Post article “Zika infections last much longer during pregnancy, monkey study shows” sharing insights from on-going Zika virus research. O’Connor’s team is investigating a number of hypothesis’ to explain the persistence of the virus in pregnant monkeys:
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One possible explanation is that the immune system is weakened by pregnancy and can’t get rid of the virus as fast.
Another hypothesis researchers are testing is that the fetus also becomes infected and produces virus that then goes back into the mother’s bloodstream.
The O’Connor Lab use’s the LabKey Zika Open-Research Portal to manage and publicly share real-time research data. View Real-Time O’Connor Research >