CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Possible Zika virus infections in 44 U.S. states: What can healthcare providers do to help protect pregnant women and their babies?
For Immediate Release: Monday, April 3, 2017
Contact: CDC Media Relations
In 2016, about 1 in 10 U.S. pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly and brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. It also can lead to congenital Zika syndrome in babies, a pattern of birth defects that includes brain abnormalities, vision problems, hearing loss, and problems moving limbs.
Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), Acting Director, CDC, and Acting Administrator, ATSDR
Tuesday, April 4, at 12 p.m. ET
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