This interesting article confirms what we've suggested for some time, that Zika virus is transferred into human milk. However, should a mom with Zika stop breastfeeding, apparently not, no abnormalities were found in these infants. TWH
Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 May;23(5):856-857. doi: 10.3201/eid2305.161538. Epub 2017 May 15.
Persistence of Zika Virus in Breast Milk after Infection in Late Stage of Pregnancy.
We detected Zika virus in breast milk of a woman in Brazil infected with the virus during the 36th week of pregnancy. Virus was detected 33 days after onset of signs and symptoms and 9 days after delivery. No abnormalities were found during fetal assessment or after birth of the infant.
Brazil; Zika virus; breast milk; colostrum; fetus; infection; late stage; mosquitoes; newborn; persistence; pregnancy; viruses; zoonoses