lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

For Pregnant Women | Zika virus | CDC

For Pregnant Women | Zika virus | CDC

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 montague of images: mosquito, airport ticket kiosk, Doctor talking to pregnant woman in an examination room, Pregnant woman looking at sonogram, Pregnant woman wearing long sleeves and applying insect repellent onto her hands, and hands cupping a babys feet

Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and infection during pregnancy can 
cause a serious birth defect of the brain calledmicrocephaly and other severe brain defects. Other 
problems have been detected among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before birth, such 
as defects of the eye, hearing deficits, and impaired growth.  CDC 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 or if you live in an area with Zika, talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider 
and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and to prevent sexual transmission.

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 Infographic: Zika. Pregnant? Read this before you travel. What we know about Zika. Zika can be spread from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnany. Infection during pregnancies may be linked to birth defects in babies. Zika is spread mostly by being bitten by an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night. To date, there has been no local transmission of Zika in the United States. Because the mosquitoes that spread Zika are found throughout the tropics, outbreaks will likely continue. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika.  What we dont know about Zika.  If theres a safe time during your pregnancy to travel to an area with Zika. If you are pregnant and become infected: How likely you are to get Zika, How liekly it is that the virus will infect your baby, how likely is it that the baby will develop birth defects fromt he infection
Pregnant? What we know and what we don’t know about Zika

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