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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 ...
The lowdown on insect repellants

The lowdown on insect repellants

Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is key in avoiding exposure to the Zika virus. Here’s what you need to know: Use an insect repellant (bug ...
How mosquitoes spread the Zika virus

How mosquitoes spread the Zika virus

The most common way the Zika virus spreads is through mosquito bites. Here are important facts to know about mosquitoes and Zika: • The mosquitoes ...
Zika and mosquitoes – how to protect yourself

Zika and mosquitoes – how to protect yourself

Be sure to check out our article for everything you need to know about the Zika virus and pregnancy. Learn what it is, how it spreads, signs and s ...
The Zika virus may stop brain development causing microcephaly and birth defects

The Zika virus may stop brain development causing microcephaly and birth defects

When a woman is pregnant and is infected with the Zika virus, it may cross the placenta and may stop the development of a baby’s brain. Zika infection ...
Zika and pregnancy – 3 quick facts

Zika and pregnancy – 3 quick facts

Be sure to check out our article for everythying you need to know about the Zika virus and pregnancy. Learn what it is, how it spreads, signs and ...

Can a mosquito cause birth defects? Listen to this interview on Zika virus and pregnancy

Get the latest update on the Zika virus – what it is, how it spreads, signs and symptoms, how it can affect a pregnancy, and what you can do to stay s ...
An update on the Zika virus – how to protect yourself

An update on the Zika virus – how to protect yourself

It’s all over the news. Here’s what you need to know to about the Zika virus. Understand Zika If you become infected with Zika during pregnancy ...