Can mothers pass Zika on to babies?

Zika virus can be passed from the mother to her baby during pregnancy. This mode of transmission is being investigated. To date, there are no reports of infants getting Zika through breastfeeding, although the virus has been identified in breast milk. Because the benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the risk of acquiring Zika, mothers are encouraged to breastfeed, even in areas where the Zika virus is found.

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1. Is Zika contagious? How does it spread?
2. What is the incubation period for Zika?
3. Who is at highest risk for getting infected with Zika?
4. Are you immune for life once infected?
5. Can mothers pass Zika on to babies?
6. Can Zika be spread during breastfeeding?
7. Can Zika be sexually transmitted?
8. Is CDC going to release recommendations about the sexual transmission of Zika virus?
9. Can a previous Zika virus infection cause someone who later becomes pregnant to have an infant with microcephaly?
10. If a woman who is not pregnant is bitten by a mosquito and infected with Zika virus, will her future pregnancies be at risk?