How long should women who have been exposed to or contracted Zika virus wait before attempting pregnancy?

Updated: Jun 30, 2021
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The CDC advises that women with Zika (symptomatic or asymptomatic) or travel to an area with Zika outbreak should wait at least 2-months from symptom onset or a positive test date or return before attempting to conceive and should use condoms or abstain from sex. In case of travel by male partner or both partners, at least a 3-month wait time is advised. [41]  


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