New Study Sheds Light on Pregnant Women and Zika

The CDC study details the risk for babies whose mothers contract the Zika virus in their third trimester.
1:12 | 06/16/16

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We turn now to the latest on the zika virus and a new study out now from the CDC, it's a big headline this morning about the risk for babies whose mothers contract the disease in their third trimester. ABC's Dr. Richard Besser is here with the latest on that and, rich, tell us what this study found. Yeah, so very important study out of Columbia by CDC and the Colombian ministry of health and followed tens of thousands affected by it. Almost 600 women infected with it during their third trimester none had a baby born with microcephaly. This is very encouraging. Good news there but does it change what pregnant women should do. It doesn't. If you're pregnant, you shouldn't go to a place where zika is transmitting. If you have to go or you're living in one of those place, do what you can to prevent mosquito bites and sexual transmission because we just don't know about risk earlier in pregnancy. I was going to ask. Third trimester infections. Do we know about women who contract it earlier? In the same study they're following over a thousand women who fall into those groups. By the end of the year we'll have the answer to that question. We know you'll be on top of it.

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