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

Updated: Jun 30, 2021
  • 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 [46] :

  • Women with travel to an area with Zika outbreak or risk for Zika should wait at least 2-months after symptom onset or after return from travel before attempting conception.
  • Men with travel to an area with Zika outbreak or risk for Zika should wait at least 3-months after symptom onset or after return from travel before attempting conception.
  • Both partners with travel to an area with Zika outbreak or risk for Zika should wait at least 3-months after symptom onset of male partner or after return from travel before attempting conception.

 


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