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Zika Testing

Zika Testing Who should be tested for Zika? YES: Pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika (such as travel or unprotected sex with a partner who might be infected) who have symptoms of Zika virus (fever, rash, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis [red eyes] or muscle pain) Pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika whose ultrasound […]

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How to Prevent Getting or Spreading the Zika Virus

Prevention: How to Avoid Getting or Spreading Zika You can get Zika if you travel to an area where there is a risk of Zika or if you have sex with someone who lives in or traveled to an area with Zika. Here’s how to protect yourself: Prevent Mosquito Bites Use insect repellents consistently and […]

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Zika Virus and Pregnancy

This sheet talks about exposure to the Zika virus in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider. What is Zika? How do people get it? Zika is a virus that is usually spread by infected mosquitoes. Not all mosquitoes carry the Zika […]

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Fast Facts: Zika Virus

Fast Facts: Zika Virus The most common way the Zika virus is spread is by mosquitos called aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes are found throughout the United States and are more common (including in winter months) in the warmer and wetter states. These mosquitoes tend to bite during the day and indoors The […]

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Zika Central: Your 1 Stop for the Latest Information

  Zika Central: Your 1 Stop for the Latest Information This page is updated regularly. However, for the latest information and resources surrounding Zika, please contact a MotherToBaby specialist at https://mothertobaby.org/contact-expert/. Last Updated December 5, 2019 Transmission: How Zika Spreads Prevention: How to Prevent Getting or Spreading the Zika Virus Zika and Travel   Zika […]

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Zika and Travel

Zika and Travel If you have questions about Zika and travel, contact MotherToBaby by phone, email or live chat (see options above). Click on the flier image to see, share and download our Zika Travel Flier.   The interactive world map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses colors to show different […]

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Transmission: How Zika Virus Spreads

Transmission: How Zika Virus Spreads The most common way Zika virus spreads is by infected Aedes mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes live throughout the United States, especially in warmer and wetter states of the southern and Gulf Coast regions. Aedes tend to bite during the day and at night, both indoors and outdoors. […]

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Special Edition Baby Blog: What Do All the Colors Mean? Zika, Pregnancy & Travel in a Post-Epidemic World

By Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, MotherToBaby North Carolina Back when Zika was first sweeping the western hemisphere, the travel recommendations for pregnant women and couples who were planning pregnancy were clear: avoid any areas that had a risk of Zika infection. It was fairly easy to know where those areas were, as governments and public health […]

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In case you missed it: Free Zika Webinar- Recording April 2017

In case you missed it, MotherToBaby teratogen information specialist Dee Quinn, MS, CGC, presented “Update on Zika Infections in Pregnancy” on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The webinar was hosted by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, a MotherToBaby partner.  A recording of the webinar is now available. It is free and open to the public and can […]

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MotherToBaby and NSGC Present Free Zika Webinar April 4

MotherToBaby teratogen information specialist Dee Quinn, MS, CGC, will present “Update on Zika Infections in Pregnancy” on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11a Pacific/1p Central/ 2p Eastern. The webinar is hosted by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, a MotherToBaby partner. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required at the following […]

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