What are the travel alerts on Zika virus for pregnant women?

Updated: Jun 30, 2021
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A travel alert has been issued for pregnant women in any trimester to avoid or postpone travel to areas with ongoing Zika outbreak. [35]  Travel to areas with current or past transmission but no ongoing outbreak should be discussed with healthcare provider to asses risk. Appropriate precautions to prevent mosquitoe bites should be taken when traveling to all other areas with presence of Aedes mosquito. 


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