Current Zika Virus notice from CDC
Because Zika can cause birth defects in babies born to women who were infected with Zika virus during pregnancy, CDC recommends the following:
- Pregnant women should not travel to any area where Zika virusis spreading
- Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bitesduring the trip.
- Women trying to become pregnant, and their male partners, should consult with their doctor before traveling to these areas and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip.
- Zika virus can be spread by a man to his sexual partners. Men who have lived in or traveled to an area with Zika and who have a pregnant partner should either use condoms or not have sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) during the pregnancy.