Ask Sofia: Do I Need to be Monitored for the Zika Virus?
As Zika continues to spread across the globe and in the United States, Clinic Sofia closely monitors each patient and follows the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We remain steadfastly dedicated to ensuring all of our patients get the support and information they need to understand the current situation as well as any potential risks to themselves and their unborn babies.Read more
Ask Sofia: How Worried Should I be about the Zika Virus?
The Zika virus is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, which generally breed in warm climates. For most adults, the symptoms are relatively mild and short-lived; they can include headaches, fever, red eyes (conjunctivitis) and joint pain. However, the virus can lead to microcephaly in babies, a condition where the head is smaller than expected, and babies with microcephaly often have smaller brains due to lack of development during pregnancy. Microcephaly has also been linked to seizures, developmental delays, hearing loss, feeding issues and vision problems.Read more