Questions and Answers: Zika and Pregnancy

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This web page educates people about Zika virus and pregnancy. It explains that pregnant women have the same risk of infection as the rest of the population, and describes common symptoms. It discusses preliminary analysis of research that is being conducted to determine the risk of mother-to-child transmission of the virus and its possible effects on babies, and clarifies that there is more evidence about this type of transmission. It provides PAHO recommendations for pregnant women living in or traveling to areas where Zika virus is circulating. The document outlines PAHO work to determine the relationship between Zika and congenital conditions such as microcephaly.

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Pan American Health Organization
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Keywords:
Disease outbreaks, Infant, Microcephaly, Mosquitoes, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Zika virus
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Date Last Reviewed:
3/25/2016
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