Pregnant Women In Houston And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn’t spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless.

And because Zika can cause birth defects in newborns, many women — and their doctors — are nervous. In the waiting room at Houston IVF, patients are handed a map of Zika-affected countries and asked to fill out a questionnaire.

“The first thing I’m discussing now is Zika,” said Dr. Jamie Nodler.

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