January 28, 2016–
Zika is a virus that is causing microcephaly in newborns. Click here for a recent CDC MMWR update and Zika virus description. It is transferred to a baby before birth if the mom is bit by an infected mosquito. The mosquitoes are found in the Americas. The virus is found in South America, Central America and the Carribean. The best way to prevent Zika virus is to avoid mosquito bites by avoiding exposure and eliminating mosquito breeding areas. Until more is known, pregnant women should consider postponing travel to any area with ongoing Zika virus transmission. Click here for travel precaution information.