Zika is primarily transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito but can also be spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions. The virus poses the greatest risk to pregnant women and their unborn babies because it can cause birth defects, such as an abnormally small head, and other neurological disorders, such as vision and hearing impairments.
Zika is primarily transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito but can also be spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions. The virus poses the greatest risk to pregnant women and their unborn babies because it can cause birth defects, such as an abnormally small head, and other neurological disorders, such as vision and hearing impairments. Florida International University
Zika is primarily transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito but can also be spread through sexual contact and blood transfusions. The virus poses the greatest risk to pregnant women and their unborn babies because it can cause birth defects, such as an abnormally small head, and other neurological disorders, such as vision and hearing impairments. Florida International University

Zika targets pregnant women’s immune system, almost like HIV, study says

August 21, 2017 02:05 PM

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