What are the CDC recommendations regarding conception after exposure to Zika virus?

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • Author: Bhagyashri D Navalkele, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The CDC makes the following recommendations to individuals considering conception after exposure to the Zika virus: [26]

  • Women with Zika virus disease should wait until at least 8 weeks after symptom onset before attempting conception.
  • Asymptomatic men and women should wait at least 8 weeks after the last date of possible exposure before attempting conception.
  • Men with Zika virus disease should wait at least 6 months after symptom onset before attempting conception.

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