Guide for Pregnant Women and the Zika Threat

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Guide for Pregnant Women and the Zika Threat

The number of non-travel related Zika cases has grown substantially, more specifically in the Wynwood area of Miami, Florida. The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recommends that people who reside in or have traveled to the area of Miami-Dade county any time after June 15, 2016, and show symptoms of Zika infection, should be tested for the virus.

Symptoms of a Zika infection may include fever, rash, conjunctivitis and arthralgia. The DOH and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) highly recommend that pregnant women avoid nonessential travel to the aforementioned area. Pregnant women who have traveled to the area of active Zika transmission or have had unprotected sex with a partner living in that area should consult their healthcare provider. If you are pregnant and asymptomatic, it is recommended that you get tested for the Zika virus in your first and second trimester.

For more information on what to do in the face of a Zika threat, download the PDF in the link shown below:
http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/zika-virus/_documents/zika-testing-update-8-4-16-v14.pdf

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