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Why should pregnant women take special precautions to prevent Zika?
A birth defect called microcephaly is caused by Zika. Microcephaly is a condition that causes a baby’s head to be smaller and less developed than most healthy babies and is an indicator that the brain didn’t develop properly. Pregnant women should avoid travel to areas where Zika is spreading and take steps to prevent mosquito bites and other exposures to Zika.

Health Department - Zika Virus

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1. What is Zika virus?
2. How serious is a Zika virus infection?
3. Why should pregnant women take special precautions to prevent Zika?
4. How do you get Zika?
5. What are the symptoms of Zika?
6. How long do symptoms of Zika last?
7. How is Zika diagnosed?
8. What is Loudoun County doing to help keep people safe from Zika?
9. Why is it important to know if a case of Zika was transmitted locally instead of through travel?
10. Where can I learn more about Zika?

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