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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?

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 3, 2017
Contact: CDC Media Relations
404-639-3286

What

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.

Who

Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS), Acting Director, CDC, and Acting Administrator, ATSDR

When

Tuesday, April 4, at 12 p.m. ET

Dial In

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions 
Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference. If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Transcript
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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