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This image depicts a pregnant woman holding an unopened condom package with one hand and resting her other hand on her stomach. The risk of Zika is of greatest concern for pregnant women, who can pass Zika to their developing fetus if infected during pregnancy. Women can become infected by mosquito bites, or by having sex with an infected person. Condoms can help prevent transmission. The woman is wearing long sleeves to prevent mosquito bites.
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“Pregnant couples concerned that one of them may have Zika should tell their healthcare provider immediately about: Zika symptoms; each partner’s travel history; how long either partner stayed in an area with Zika; and if they had sex without a condom. Zika infection is a cause of microcephaly and other severe brain defects. Pregnant women should prevent mosquito bites and protect themselves from sexual transmission throughout their entire pregnancy.”

Please see the links below for more on the subject of Zika virus.

Key Words: Pregnancy, Zika, Mosquito, Birth Defects, Sexual Transmission

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Creation Date:2016
Photo Credit:Lauren Bishop - CDC
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Zika Virus
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Zika Virus; Pregnancy
CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD); Zika Virus; Prevention
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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