This past summer, Zika virus has been a concern for all women who are pregnant or hoping to conceive…and for good reason. The mosquito-born illness is associated with a condition called microcephaly, a devastating neurological disease that affects unborn children.
When an outbreak of Zika occurred in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, the first reported in the United States, health officials issued a travel warning for pregnant women.
MedVoice PR’s client, Texas Fertility Center, received many questions from concerned patients. Should they delay fertility treatments? How can they safely avoid Zika?
We connected Dr. Thomas Vaughn, fertility specialist at TFC, to KXAN to answer these and others questions.
One of the key messages provided by Dr. Vaughn…wherever you are, protect yourself. That means if you’re outside wear long sleeves and mosquito repellant.
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