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Zika and Pregnancy

We've shared information about the Zika Virus in general, and have a page dedicated to Zika Facts and Information for all to understand this virus, risks, and learn about Zika Prevention and get updates.

What about ZIka and Pregnant Women?

pregnancy-buttonIt is very important the pregnant women (or women that may become pregnant) know first that ZIka can be spread sexually, and secondly that Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus and has been linked to a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly in babies of mothers who had Zika virus while pregnant.

Some other problems have been detected among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before birth as well, including poorly developed or completely absent brain structures, underdeveloped hearing, eye malformation, and stunted growth.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends special precautions for pregnant women.

? Women who are pregnant should not travel to areas with Zika.

? If you must travel to one of these areas, talk to your healthcare provider first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip.

What CDC & Who recommend:

? Use condoms during intercourse

? Use insect repellent to avoid mosquito bites

? Treat your clothing with special spray designed to kill mosquitoes before they reach your skin.

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