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

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • 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 virus infection. [21] In March 2016, the CDC amended its prior recommendation that pregnant women postpone travel to Zika-affected countries, instead limiting the avoidance to elevations below 6500 feet (2000 meters), since A aegypti mosquitoes are unlikely to live above this elevation. [27]


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