Explaining the Zika virus to pregnant patients: Current risks and tests

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Explaining the Zika virus to pregnant patients: Current risks and tests

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Data from returned travellers suggest extremely low rates of Zika infection

As part of our Summer Hiatus we have selected some Practice pieces from throughout the year that you might like to revisit over the summer. This article links through to ELearning

It is still likely that pregnant patients will seek counselling regarding travel to tropical areas and risk of exposure to Zika virus, as this case example illustrates

A 37-year-old woman and her partner holiday in Fiji, and a few weeks after returning find out she is preg- nant. The best estimate is that she is of 1