If possible we would recommend that pregnant patients retreat to safer, usually rural areas.
This reminds me of my grandparents telling stories of the smallpox outbreaks in the 1920s and ’30s when their parents moved them to the country to stay with relatives to avoid the infection. This happened over and over until the effective vaccine was made. Although we feel the virus has little adverse pregnancy effects, there is maternal and possibly neonatal risk. Please be very careful and very safe. This virus will ultimately be very geographical.
Don’t underestimate the danger of this problem.
Michael D. Fox, MD
Jacksonville Center for Reproductive Medicine
Advanced Reproductive Specialists