Saturday, February 13, 2016

CDC Advice: Pregnant And Living In A Zika Prone Area


Four weeks ago the CDC released their interim travel recommendations on Zika, recommending that Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

With the continued expansion of the virus, however, in the months and years to come it is likely that millions of pregnant women will see the virus come to them. 

For Americans, the greatest risk right now is in Puerto Rico (see MMWR: Local Transmission Of Zika Virus In Puerto Rico), but it wouldn't be terribly surprising to eventually see limited outbreaks in Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and other states where the Aedes mosquito can be found.

With that eventuality in mind, the CDC has begun producing public health messaging for  pregnant women who live in areas with potential Zika exposure. 


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