Zika virus has a great impact on pregnant women. Woman infected with Zika can  birth a  child  having  microcephaly  that  is  children  born with abnormally small heads.

There is no proof that Zika can be spread through coughing or sneezing or routine touching. Here figure shows how does Zika virus transfer from ades mosquito to pregnant woman and then to her unborn baby.

Symptoms for Woman infected with Zika

70-80 percent of women or men attacked in Zika have very little symptoms or even no symptoms. They can feel like a mild flu.

Symptoms of Zika infected woman

The rare symptoms that people experience are :

  • Mild Fever
  • Rash
  • Muscle ache
  • Red eyes
  • Tiredness and feeling sore
  • Normal headache
  • Thirst

Zika infected woman and unborn babies with microcephaly

Zika infected woman and unborn babies with microcephaly Zika infected babies having microcephaly

A pregnant woman infected with Zika virus having no proper symptoms can impact an unborn baby. So we should be careful about mosquito bites.

Best way for a pregnant woman to know for sure she's been infected

Pregnant women need to be tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise that if you're pregnant and live in or have visited an area with ongoing Zika transmission, you should get tested whether or not you have symptoms.


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