Tag: microcephaly

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Traveling this summer? Stay safe from Zika

Summer is travel season for many of us. But if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant it’s important to be mindful of where you are traveling to. ...
CMV: Common questions

CMV: Common questions

Q. What Is CMV? A. Cytomegalovirus, also called CMV, is a kind of herpesvirus. There are many kinds of herpeviruses. Some are sexually transmitte ...
Do you know what CMV is?

Do you know what CMV is?

June is National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Awareness Month. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to know about CM ...
Zika and sperm – a new concern

Zika and sperm – a new concern

The latest news about the Zika virus is that there is a potential risk that some semen donated to sperm banks in South Florida might be contaminated w ...
Is the Zika virus affecting babies in the U.S.?

Is the Zika virus affecting babies in the U.S.?

Short answer…Yes. The CDC just released a report that measured the number of brain related birth defects in the U.S. before and after the arrival o ...
CDC’s 8 fast facts about Zika if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive

CDC’s 8 fast facts about Zika if you’re pregnant or trying to conceive

If you get infected with Zika during pregnancy, you can pass it to your baby. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects such as ...
What happens to babies who were exposed to Zika?

What happens to babies who were exposed to Zika?

To learn more about Zika, including how to stay safe, see our web article. ...
March of Dimes honors CDC Director for work protecting moms and babies from Zika

March of Dimes honors CDC Director for work protecting moms and babies from Zika

Today, Dr. Frieden received the March of Dimes President’s Leadership Award for serving as a champion in the fight against Zika. This award is given t ...
The Zika virus:  What we know and what we don’t

The Zika virus: What we know and what we don’t

We know that… Zika infection during pregnancy can be passed to your baby. It can cause a birth defect called microcephaly and other brain problem ...

CDC says: First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection reported in NYC

Important news from the CDC today:  “The New York City report of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection is the first documented ca ...