Mother's Milk

Doctors detected Zika virus in a Brazilian woman’s breast milk during the late stages of her pregnancy. Although the virus remained in her milk until the infant was 9 days old, the baby showed no abnormalities during fetal assessment or after birth, according to a CDC report.
 
The mother fell ill at 36 weeks in Manaus, Brazil. She was monitored and tested weekly until birth. Following the delivery, both mother and baby were in good condition. The mother and her physicians decided she should not breastfeed, though there are no WHO recommendations against it for women with Zika and further studies are needed.
 
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases (CDC)

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