What Pregnant Women Need to Know About the Zika Virus

What Pregnant Women Need to Know About the ZIKA VIRUS TRANSMISSION OF THE ZIKA VIRUS An infected pregnant Being bitten by an infected mosquito can infect a pregnant woman may pass Zika to her child before or woman with Zika during delivery Zika virus is carried by 2 types of mosquitos that are almost never Zika can be transmitted sexually from an infected man to his partners found in Illinois POTENTIAL RISKS OF THE ZIKA VIRUS A Zika infection during pregnancy may cause birth defects, including: Fatal brain defects Microcephaly (small head and brain) Eye defects Hearing loss Impaired growth PROTECTING FOR YOURSELE FROM PREGNANT THE ZIKA VIRUS WOMEN TRAVEL Do not travel to areas where Zika is known to be on the rise If you must travel, talk to your doctor or midwife about how you can avoid mosquito bites BITE PREVENTION Wear long sleeves and pants to minimize skin exposure Use air conditioning and screened doors and windows to minimize indoor mosquitos It is safe to use insect repellent while pregnant PROTECTION Use a condom or abstain from sex during pregnancy with men who have been in a high-risk area Discuss your partner's travel history and talk to your doctor or midwife IF YOU ARE INFECTED Many people with the Zika Symptoms of infection are mild and include: infection have no symptoms Fever Talk to your doctor or midwife if you could be pregnant Rash V Joint pain Red eyes There is no specific treatment for a Zika infection, so you should: V Rest as much as needed V Drink plenty of fluids to combat dehydration Zika is only dangerous for unborn babies of infected M Take medicines to relieve associated fever and pain pregnant women Provided by: Northwest Rofossional Olstetries & Gynecology Offering Complete Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Midwifery Care Sources:

What Pregnant Women Need to Know About the Zika Virus

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Safe sex is important for a plethora of reasons, and containing the Zika virus is one of them! Find out what pregnant women need to know about the Zika virus by looking at this infographic.


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