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Asked by magicalstarR

Q: ZEKA Virus

Anyone have issues with the Zika Virus. I am really worries about this as I have a pool in Arizona. I do see mosquito but I usually don't get bit. Once in a great while. However, with this virus and the birth defects it cause put me in WORRY state. Is it only in the first trimester that the Zika Virus hits the hardest or can it affect the brain at any time?

This question was asked Jun. 2, 2016 4:21pm
Category: Prenatal Testing

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Answered by bens10 - Jun. 21, 2016 10:53pm
The cases that are in US are from travel or sexual exposure. There are no initial cases in the US from a mosquito bite where the mosquito was in the US. For now, we are all ok. I just hope it lasts...

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Answered by wifey1985 - Jun. 6, 2016 2:03pm
Sorry, meant to post this link to the CDC stats, which show that there are no locally-acquired cases yet: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/united-states.html

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Answered by wifey1985 - Jun. 6, 2016 2:01pm
According to the CDC, there have not been any locally-acquired cases in the U.S. yet. All 600 cases in the U.S. are travel-associated, which means people who live in the U.S. either contracted Zika abroad or had sex with someone who did. This probably means there are no Zika-infected mosquitoes in the U.S. currently, although that could change.

My Ob told me there is no reason that it should affect fetal development after the first trimester, but that sometimes it does anyway. She told me to wear bug spray to be safe if I'm ever in a mosquito-heavy area. I agree you should bring it up with your doctor, but wanted to clarify that no one has contracted Zika from a U.S. mosquito yet, that we know of.

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Answered by erin12 - Jun. 5, 2016 10:09pm
Sadly, this virus is in the US and even parts of Canada now. I suggest you speak to your doctor about the risks and what you can do , if anything to prevent it. I lost the website, but a google search with Zika + pregnancy should bring you to a good site for more information.

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Answered by Foxy_momma - Jun. 4, 2016 8:26pm
I don't think it's in the US

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