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1,000 US women positive for Zika

While over 1,000 pregnant women have been diagnosed and having Zika virus in the US and US territories, this is still considered to be extremely rare - there's a lot of worry and hype, but as of yet, it is not a gret concern - although the CDC is recommending that all pregnant women get tested and follow precautions to avoid contracting the virus. Zika shows few, if any symptoms so medical diagnosis is the only way to assure a pregnant women does not have Zika. While there is no "cure" and treatments are symptimatic and paliative, early diagnosis is important as Zika can lead to parlysis and birth defects. Zika and Pregnancy

When present, symptoms are mild and last less than a week. They include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.

More on Zika: Zika NewsZika PreventionZika – Facts and Prevention

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