WHO tells pregnant women not to travel to Zika areas

Pregnant women should not travel to Zika infection areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) advises, upgrading its previous recommendations.

Pregnant women whose partners live in or travel to such regions should use condoms or abstain from sex until they give birth in order to reduce the risk for birth defects, the UN health agency says.

WHO had previously recommended only that women consult their doctors before taking such trips, and to protect themselves from mosquito bites if they decide to travel to infection areas.

Last update: Tue, 08/03/2016 - 20:27

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