What You Need to Know About Zika Virus  Pregnancy and Sexual Transmission
Zika virus, which is primarily spread by infected mosquitoes, can be especially serious for pregnant women. A Johns Hopkins Ob/Gyn expert shares insight on the illness, the potential effects on pregnant women and sexual transmission. For answers to other common questions relating to Zika virus, please visit the Johns Hopkins Medicine Zika virus information website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/zika-virus/ Closed captioning is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 1. What are the concerns relating to Zika virus for pregnant women? 0:10 2. Does Zika virus affect your fetus differently based on the trimester you are in? 0:49 3. Are pregnant women at risk throughout their entire pregnancy or only during the first trimester? 1:09 4. Will every pregnant woman who contracts Zika have a baby born with birth defects? 1:35 5. Can a previous Zika infection cause a woman who later gets pregnant to have a baby with microcephaly? 1:56 6. Should pregnant women and women actively trying to become pregnant avoid traveling to Zika-affected areas? 2:18 7. What steps should a pregnant women take after returning from a Zika-affected area? 2:43 8. If you contract Zika when you are not pregnant, how long should you wait until trying to conceive 3:14 9. Can Zika virus be transmitted sexually? 3:54 10. If your partner has traveled to a Zika-affected area, what should you do? 4:15