CDC's response to Zika : what we know and what we don't know
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Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Series:CDC's response to Zika
Description:What we know about Zika
• Zika can be spread from a mother to her fetus during pregnancy.
• Infection during pregnancies may be linked to birth defects in babies.
• Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. hese mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night.
• Zika is not currently found in the US. The mosquitoes that can carry Zika are found in some areas of the US.
• Because the mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are found throughout the tropics, outbreaks will likely continue.
• There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.
What we don’t know about Zika
• If there’s a safe time during your pregnancy to travel to an area with Zika
• If you do travel and are bitten: • How likely you are to get Zika; • How likely it is that your baby will have birth defects from the infection
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