Of those, 24 pregnancies - about 10 percent - resulted in a fetus or baby with birth defects.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reports seven babies born in Texas have birth defects that could be consistent with Zika, and three of them are confirmed cases of the virus.
About one in 10 women in the United States who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant had a fetus or baby with deformities a year ago, USA government scientists said Tuesday.
And the cases aren't slowing down.
The CDC tracked more than 1,200 cases involving pregnant women in the US who showed signs of the virus. "Zika is here to stay".
Those results come from the largest study to date of the effects of Zika infection during pregnancy, which monitored almost 1,000 women in the United States who were pregnant in 2016.
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Of the 972 completed pregnancies, 250 women had confirmed infections. "Identifying these babies as soon as possible after birth is important to ensure they receive the best care possible".
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus causing mostly mild symptoms of fever, rash, joint pain and eye redness.
Of the 1,000 pregnancies that were completed by the end of the year, more than 50 had Zika-related birth defects. That risk is comparable to what's been found in other countries. Zika infection during pregnancy also has been linked to miscarriage and stillbirth. "But you can't take away from this, 'Oh, as long as I'm not infected in the first trimester, it will be fine'".
The 51 fetuses or infants with birth defects were from pregnancies involving Zika virus exposure associated with the following 16 countries/territories with active Zika virus transmission: Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Republic of Marshall Islands and Venezuela. Each year about 8,000 babies are born in the US with disabilities because of infection with cytomegalovirus, or CMV.
However, CDC officials say many infants are not being tested.
In light of these findings, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) calls for continued resources to support an aggressive, long-term governmental public health response to Zika, including laboratory, epidemiological, and surveillance capacity, vector control, and public awareness and education campaigns.
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Pregnant women infected with Zika risk giving birth to babies with an abnormally small head and brain.
Peggy Honein, Ph.D., co-lead of the CDC's Pregnancy and Birth Defects Task Force, said these babies should get their brains scanned. So far, Honein says only about one in four babies have had these exams. "Unfortunately, there has not been good follow-up of these patients", she said. That screening includes brain imaging with an ultrasound or a CT scan, as recommended by the CDC.
Most of the cases involved women who acquired the virus while traveling outside the country.
The CDC cautioned that its advice remains as crucial as ever: Pregnant women should avoid traveling to regions of the world where Zika is prevalent, and any male partner who has traveled to those regions should use condoms or abstinence throughout his partners' pregnancy.
Researchers looked at the records of 1,118 travellers who visited travel clinics in several provinces for illnesses they contracted in Central and South America and the Caribbean between October 2015 and September 2016.
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