“When it comes to a Zika infection, there are a lot of variables to be taken into account,” said Dr. Daniel Loesch, the medical director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco.
It can take between two and three weeks for the virus to start affecting a baby, Loescher said. “
I have seen many patients come back from Zika and have recovered, and it is not as scary as some people would have you believe.”
It can take between two and three weeks for the virus to start affecting a baby, Loescher said.
But a baby can be infected with Zika and survive for months if the parents or caretaker don’t get vaccinated and continue to use personal protective equipment, like masks.
The CDC has reported 2,819 cases of Zika, and more than 400 babies have died from the virus.
That figure does not include the 1,878 babies who are being tested.
“If you have been in the hospital, you are more likely to get Zika than if you are not,” said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden.
“If you are in the home, you probably don’t.
If you are a pregnant woman, you need to be tested as well.”
CDC recommends that people who are planning on having a baby or pregnant women take the following precautions: Covering mouthparts when you are exposed to air to prevent transmission of the virus and possible birth defects.