The latest research shows the virus can selectively infect and kill hard to treat cancerous cells in adult brains.
Zika injections shrank aggressive tumours in fully grown mice, yet left other brain cells unscathed according to a report by the BBC.
“CDC expects Zika virus will continue to circulate at low levels in most regions where it has been introduced,” said Benjamin Haynes, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Anyone living in or traveling to areas with risk of Zika may be at risk for infection.”
For that reason, Graman said people should continue to be cautious while traveling and protect themselves from mosquitoes in areas where Zika is known to lurk.
“I’d think the admonitions still apply, particularly if you’re pregnant or going to be pregnant. The risk still exists in those cases, even if it’s less,” he said. “I think those admonitions need to apply until people are given the all-clear.”
This content is being provided to you for informational purposes only. The content has been prepared by third parties not affiliated with CWEB Inc, a business. This content and any information contained therein, does not constitute a recommendation by CWEB to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument referenced in the content. This information neither is, nor should be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. CWEB Inc. does not offer or provide any opinion regarding the nature, potential, value, suitability or profitability of any particular investment or investment strategy, and you shall be fully responsible for any investment decisions you make, and such decisions will be based solely on your evaluation of your financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs.
Unless stated otherwise, the web content provided by the CWEB family of companies is for educational purposes only. The information and tools provided neither are, nor should be construed, as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates. Unless stated otherwise, no information presented constitutes a recommendation by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument discussed therein or to engage in any specific investment strategy.