Zika Virus Declared Emergency
The New Paltz Oracle
February 11, 2016
by Kristen Warfield
New Paltz-based lactation consultant and maternity store owner Donna Bruschi said she understands the feelings women who are already pregnant in these areas may have, despite the low risk of the virus being present locally.
“Women who are pregnant really like to take care of themselves and any feeling of potential harm to their baby is magnified,” Bruschi said. “In the U.S., there’s really not a lot of risk involved when having a child— most worry about harm of secondhand smoke, or how their diet affects the baby. But in these countries, [Zika] is this unpredictable wild card.”