What should travelers and new mothers know about Zika virus?

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

Certain patients should be educated concerning travel risks associated with Zika virus and prevention of mosquito bites and mosquito-control measures.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC recommend that mothers with Zika virus infection still breastfeed their infants, including those born with microcephaly. Zika virus transmission via breast milk has not been documented, although more research is needed for confirmation. [17]

For more details, see Prevention.


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