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  • PHE - "Pregnant women should consider postponing non-essential travel to the rest of Florida until after the pregnancy" - August 5, 2016

    Zika virus: country specific risk

    • 5 August 2016
    • Detailed guide


    Zika virus in Florida, United States

    Active Zika virus transmission is taking place within a one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County, up to date details can be seen on the Florida Health website. Pregnant women are advised to postpone non-essential travel to this affected area within Miami-Dade until after pregnancy.
    The risk in the rest of Florida is considered moderate based on their demonstrated ability to implement effective mosquito control measures. Pregnant women should consider postponing non-essential travel to the rest of Florida until after the pregnancy.
    Prevention
    • All travellers should avoid mosquito bites particularly between dawn and dusk.
    • There is no vaccination or medication to prevent ZIKV infection.
    • It is recommended that pregnant women planning to travel to areas with active ZIKV transmission should postpone non-essential travel until after pregnancy.
    • Women should avoid becoming pregnant while travelling in, and for 8 weeks after leaving an area with active ZIKV transmission.
    • If a woman develops symptoms compatible with ZIKV infection, it is recommended she avoids becoming pregnant for a further 8 weeks following recovery.
    • Pregnant women who visited an area where there is active Zika virus transmission while pregnant, or who become pregnant within 8 weeks of leaving the affected area, should contact their GP, obstetrician or midwife for further advice, even if they have not been unwell. Further information about when to perform fetal ultrasound scanning, and, if necessary, referral to the local fetal medicine service is available.
    Preventing sexual transmissionSee detailed guidance on factors to consider when assessing the risk of ZIKV.

    http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/locati...s/#Other_risks


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    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/zika-vir...-specific-risk
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