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Zika, pregnancy, and winter travel: Many unknowns, and a cautious message

By: Hope Ricciotti, MD, Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch Iíve been receiving many questions from my patients who are pregnant (or trying to get pregnant) who want to escape the Boston winter weather for warmer vacation climates, but are worried about Zika virus. Currently causing a widespread outbreak in Brazil, Zika virus is thought to be the causative agent of microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy there. …

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