The infection caused by the Zika virus typically isn’t a big deal. The issue is not a risk to you. Even if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, the risk is that it can be passed to your baby and cause some pretty severe complications. If you live in an area where the virus is not reported and neither you nor your partner has traveled to any Zika affected areas, you should have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, the virus is spreading, and now it isn’t just being transmitted by mosquitos, but it is also being transmitted sexually. This episode dives into the Zika virus, how you can get it, how it can affect your baby, and how you can best protect yourself from getting the virus.
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