CDC Confirms Zika in Nine US Pregnancies

CDC Confirms Zika in Nine US Pregnancies
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed Zika infections in nine pregnant women in the United States, all of whom contracted the virus while traveling. Three babies have already been born—one with a brain defect.

Earlier today, the CDC said that of the nine cases of US pregnant travelers infected with Zika, one delivered a child with birth defects, though the exact details were not disclosed. In the other cases, two miscarried, two opted for abortions, and three resulted in live births. The two current pregnancies are continuing without known complications. The CDC is also investigating ten other possible cases.

Zika is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, but it can also spread through sexual contact. The new report suggests that…

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