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CDC's response to Zika : what we know and what we don't know
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    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. These 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 CS263014A Publication date from document properties. zika-what-we-know-infographic.pdf
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