This image depicts a pregnant woman resting her 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. Here, the woman is wearing long sleeves to cover exposed skin and prevent mosquito bites.
“In addition to wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants, pregnant women can prevent mosquito bites by using an EPA-registered insect repellent on exposed skin. When used as direct, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.”
Please see the links below for more on the subject of Zika virus.
Key Words: Pregnancy, Zika, Mosquito, Birth Defects, Sexual Transmission