Can the Zika virus pass through breast milk?

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Zika virus has been found in breast milk, but there are no reports of babies getting infected with Zika from breastfeeding. Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/zika
There is currently no research to show that the Zika virus can spread through breast milk.
Khang N. Tran, MD
Internal Medicine
There are currently no reports of infants getting Zika through breastfeeding.

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Zika Virus

Zika Virus

Zika virus is a tropical disease that is spread by Aedes species of mosquitoes. Until 2015, the virus was limited to small outbreaks in regions of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands. Mosquitoes can pick up the virus by biting an ...

n infected person, and then transmit it to someone else they bite later. The virus doesn’t generally spread from person to person directly, though sexual transmission is possible.
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