The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta have stated that over 157 pregnant woman have tested positive for this awful disease.

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A large reason why this would be detrimental for those soon-to-be mothers is the fact that the Zika virus could make their children’s brain smaller, usually causing some type brain deficiency. The effects could also lead to having a miscarriage.

Oddly enough about half of those 157 women have experienced the symptoms of the Zika virus, which is a heavy rash and fever. But the CDC is now looking to apply their research to women who do have and do not have the symptoms, in order to get a broader view of what the disease could possibly do to pregnant women, and people in general.

It might not be as bad as it sounds though, because less than a dozen of the pregnancies have had complications. But it is important to mention that, the babies are still developing so its pretty much “anything goes” at this point. So we’ll just have to wait and see because, in the words of Margaret Honein (the chief of the CDC’s birth defects branch),

“We don’t have full information yet on all of the outcomes.”