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If a woman gets the zika virus and years later say 5-10 gets

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If a woman gets the zika virus and years later say 5-10 gets pregnant is the baby at risk for birth defects, as encephelitis etc.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you

No it is not a risk absolutely

Zika virus is active and alive only for 7 days in the body.

If a woman is already pregnant and she gets zika virus, then chance of birth defects.

Otherwise no risk

In your case, absolutely safe

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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