or terminations with evidence of the birth defects mentioned above. To understand more about Zika virus infection, CDC established the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and is collaborating with state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to collect information about pregnancy and infant outcomes following Zika virus infection during pregnancy. A direct causal relationship, however, has not been established between Zika viral infection and GBS. Infection during pregnancy has also been linked to adverse outcomes including pregnancy loss and eye defects, hearing loss, and impaired growth in infants. Zika is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects. Sexual Transmission, what we know, zika can be passed through sex from a person who has Zika to his or her sex partners. The employee subsequently exhibited symptoms associated with Zika. An increase in GBS has been observed in areas where a Zika virus epidemic has been documented (e.g., in French Polynesia and Brazil). There have not been any reports of pets or other types of animals becoming sick with Zika virus. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person already infected with the virus. The American Red Cross is following FDA blood donation guidance.
Whether she was pregnant at time of exposure was not indicated. To date, there are no reports of infants getting Zika virus through breastfeeding. Sexual exposure includes sex without a condom with a person who traveled to or lives in an area with Zika. The deceased patient had traveled to an area with Zika and lab tests showed he had uniquely high amounts of virusmore than 100,000 times higher than seen in other samples of infected peoplein his blood. No evidence exists to suggest a non-pregnant woman who is infected with the Zika virus, whether symptomatic or not, will run risks of Zika related birth defects with future pregnancies. Laboratories in Utah and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported evidence of Zika infection in both Utah residents. It may also be passed by a person who has been infected with the virus but never develops symptoms. If a donor volunteers a recent history of Zika infection, blood or blood components from that individual must not be collected. They prefer to bite people, and live indoors and outdoors near people. What we don't know. At this time, there is no evidence that Zika virus is spread to people from contact with animals. US States (CDC, Locally acquired vector-borne cases reported: 224 Travel-associated Zika virus disease cases reported: 4973 Other: Laboratory acquired cases reported: 1 Sexually transmitted: 46 Congenital infection: 29 Unknown: 1 Total: 5274 US Territories (CDC, Locally acquired cases reported: 36431 Travel-associated cases reported: 143 Total.