Suzanne Coleman, MD
People in both Ohio and Indiana have recently tested positive for the Zika virus. These people had recently traveled to countries where there are higher incidences of the virus. Zika is now known to be in several states in the US. As such, it makes sense to use caution and educate yourselves about the risks of this virus. The main concern is that pregnant women who are infected with the virus have a much higher risk of their baby being born with microcephaly, a severe malformation.
I have just received some updated recommendations from the Indiana Dept. of Health regarding how to try and stay safe from the Zika virus while pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the US currently: