The CDC is warning women who are currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant to consider avoiding travel to your destination country due to a current outbreak of the Zika Virus, a mosquito-borne disease that may cause birth defects. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it is advised that you consult with your healthcare provider before departure, and, if you must travel, strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites while you are on-site.
For further information on the Zika virus, please visit the CDC website at: http://www.cdc.gov/zika/
Full text of the alerts here:
- South America: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-south-america
- Caribbean: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-caribbean
- Central America: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-central-america
We also ask that you also review other CDC guidance on how to protect yourself against mosquito-borne diseases.
Resources for Protecting Yourself
- How to Avoid Bug Bites: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/avoid-bug-bites
- Insect Repellent Use and Safety: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/repellent.html
Information on Other Mosquito-borne Diseases