Zika may sound scary, but there are some basic steps pregnant women can take to protect themselves.
Zika, a recent virus outbreak linked to birth defects and spread mostly by mosquito bites, but which can also be sexually transmitted, has been linked to a serious birth defect called microcephaly and other problems in infants. There's still a lot unknown about the virus, but The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other organizations are searching for answers. Meanwhile, one blog offering special insight into Zika and sharing tips for prevention is the Office on Women's Health. We encourage you to read their blog article for further information.