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Pregnancy & Birth Defects Task Force activities in Puerto Rico
  • Published Date:
    November 18, 2016
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 193.70 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
    CDC's response to Zika 2016
  • Description:
    Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect of the brain, called microcephaly, and other severe brain defects. Other problems have been detected among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before birth, such as miscarriage, defects of the eye, hearing deficits, and impaired growth.

    CDC is working closely with the Puerto Rico Department of Health during the current Zika outbreak to better understand the effects of Zika virus infection during pregnancy, to reduce the risk of Zika virus infection among pregnant women and women of reproductive age, and to improve care for women and families infected by Zika.

    CS272735-A

    practivities_fs.pdf

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