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Zika Virus Infection in the Pregnant Woman.


Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus from the Flaviviridae family. Transmission is typically from the bite of an infected mosquito though mother-to-child, sexual and blood donation transmissions can occur. Although maternal symptoms are uncommon and rarely severe, the consequences of congenital infections are devastating. The emergence of congenital Zika syndrome is a world-wide public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ACOG, and SMFM have developed algorithms for screening and managing women exposure to and diagnosed with Zika virus infection. Prevention is the mainstay of infection control as there is currently no vaccine or therapy available.


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    Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics.


    Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

    Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics.


    Clinical obstetrics and gynecology 61:1 2018 Mar pg 177-185

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