This pattern of birth defects caused by Zika infection in pregnancy is called ‘congenital Zika syndrome.’ Zika infection in pregnancy might also affect the baby’s growth or increase the chance of miscarriage or stillbirth.Here's where you can meet singles in Davenport, Iowa.
People who have the highest risk of getting Zika virus are those who live in or travel to areas with active Zika transmission. Four out of 5 people who are infected with the Zika virus do not have symptoms.Other ways people become infected with Zika include sexual contact with an infected partner (vaginal, anal or oral sex, or sharing of sex toys), from an infected pregnant woman to her fetus, and through blood transfusions with infected blood. Those who do develop symptoms usually have a mild flu-like illness with fever, rash, headache, joint and/or muscle pain and conjunctivitis (“pink eye”).Symptoms can begin 3-7 days after being infected and can last for several days to a week. If a woman is infected with Zika during pregnancy, there is a chance the virus will pass to the developing baby.Even if my husband and I didn't get along, we were both still deeply invested in the minutiae of running our family.Then one day, my best friend and co-parent was gone from my life. Okay, that was an exaggeration -- but it's how it felt at the time, and it prompted me into action.