Dr. Lee cautions that especially women
who are pregnant or planning pregnancy should be very careful to avoid mosquito bites this summer. "We may have
a vaccine next year" she said, "That is if Congress ever moves on funding of the research that
is being started through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is a real
risk (not like Ebola that was so far away) and the harm to babies can be prevented."