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What is congenital Zika syndrome?

Congenital Zika syndrome is a group of health conditions present at birth associated with Zika infection during pregnancy. Congenital Zika syndrome includes birth defects (like microcephaly) and other health and development problems. Microcephaly is a birth defect in which a baby’s head is smaller than expected, compared to babies of the same sex and age.

Babies with congenital Zika syndrome need special medical care from a team of healthcare providers and other specialists. The best way to protect your baby from congenital Zika syndrome is to protect yourself from Zika infection before and during pregnancy. Learn more at: marchofdimes.org/congenitalzikasyndrome

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