Conception timed with periods of low mosquito activity could reduce Zika virus infection

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 11.43.22 AMWomen could prevent contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus while pregnant by timing the first months of pregnancy with seasonal declines in mosquito activity, according to a new paper. The paper is the first to suggest that women in the numerous countries affected by the Zika virus epidemic can still safely pursue motherhood rather than forgo pregnancy altogether.