Abdulla Al-Khan, MD, director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, explains whether or not someone can contract the Zika virus from an infected baby.
Interview Transcript (slightly modified for readability)
Caregivers really are at no risk of getting Zika from a newly-born infant, because they’re not contagious. So I don’t think that healthcare providers should be concerned about [contracting] Zika [from] a mother who comes to [them] with an acute infection or [from a] baby [who] is affected.”
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