TORCH is an acronym for a group of diseases that cause congenital (present at birth) conditions if a fetus is exposed to them in the uterus.
TORCH stands for:
- Other (Syphillis, Varicella, Mumps, Parvovirus, HIV)
- Herpes Simplex
Depending on how research goes, ZIKA might just qualify as the new kid on the block amongst existing TORCH viruses.