Now we are hearing about the newly discovered Zika virus, we are reminded about the many mosquito born diseases we have not though about for decades, if ever. The Zika virus poses an especially large threat to pregnant women. We read articles in the news on almost a daily basis regarding the evidence linking the Zika virus to fetal harm. The latest article on the BBC suggests that research points to strong links between the Zika virus and fetal harm, but it is not yet entirely conclusive. More research and studies will surely follow, but regardless, we suggest applying mosquito repellant when out in warm weather (particular near areas of standing water where mosquitos tend to congregate). Pregnant women should take extra precautions and as always discuss concerns with your doctor.
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