Traveler Warnings for Zika Virus

The U. S. Centers for Disease Control is warning pregnant women in any trimester and those who plan to become pregnant to avoid travel to 14 areas of the Caribbean and Central and South America. This comes because of a surge in microcephalic infant births believed to be caused by Zika virus infection. So far there is no specific treatment or vaccine for Zika.

PositiveTip: Those who must travel to these areas should strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites.