Zika Threat Isn’t Over

As people plan for winter getaways to warmer climates, the CDC is continuing to emphasize that pregnancy women should not travel to Zika-endemic countries.  In the US, as the mosquito risk has dramatically dropped for the winter, that is not the case in the Southern Hemisphere.

Until a Zika virus vaccine is developed and commercially available, pregnant women are going to continue to be advised to avoid Zika endemic countries.  That includes most of South America at this time.

Currently, the risk of a pregnant woman being infected with Zika virus is low, however the risks to the fetus are life altering.  They are highest in the first trimester, but they persist even until the end of pregnancy.  

 




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