If Your Family has been Affected by Zika Virus
As a parent of a new baby who may have been affected by Zika virus during pregnancy, you and your family may be worried and unsure of the next steps in caring for your baby. Because we are still learning about the long term effects of Zika infection during pregnancy, it is important that parents work with their child’s doctors to manage the medical care of their baby. Read on to learn where you can go for help.
What we know
- Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly and other severe brain defects in babies, but not every pregnant woman infected with Zika will have a baby with a related health condition at birth.
- Children affected by Zika may have lasting special needs. Acting early to get services could make a difference.