How To Prevent The Zika Virus | For Pregnant Patients

Active Prevention for Pregnant Patients:

  1. Clothing: Wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  2. Insect repellant with DEET.
  3. Sexual transmission
  4. Taking steps to control mosquitos in and outside your home.

General Zika information:

Zika Symptoms

Many people infected with Zika virus won’t have symptoms or will only have mild symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • A headache
  • Joint pain
  • Red eyes

While most people who exhibit symptoms do not end up in the hospital, Zika virus’s greatest threat is to the unborn fetus. If you are pregnant and planning to leave the country soon, consult with your provider about safety and prevention. You can also schedule an appointment to address your specific concerns.

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