Zika and Pregnancy: Questions and Answers

Source
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

This web page provides answers to frequently asked questions about the Zika Virus and its affect on unborn babies. 

Questions include

  • How does Zika virus affect pregnant women and fetuses?
  • Is there a treatment for Zika?
  • What does PAHO recommend for pregnant women living in areas where Zika virus is circulating?
  • Should pregnant women travel to areas where Zika is circulating?
  • What does PAHO recommend to women of childbearing age with respect to becoming pregnant in areas where Zika virus is circulating?
  • Can mothers transmit Zika virus to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth?
  • How can microcephaly be confirmed in a baby?