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Zika Virus Update – August 2016

Local mosquito-borne Zika Virus transmission has been reported in Florida. Further information on Zika in Florida can be found here:   

A current list of countries with active infections, is shown in the following link.

Advice to travellers:

– Pregnant women should not travel to such areas.

– If you or your partner travel to a Zika infected area, take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

– If you are not pregnant and one or both partners have travelled to a Zika-infected area, you should use condoms for at least 12 weeks.  If your husband has actually had Zika symptoms, then the period should be extended to 6 months.

Please see your Family Medicine Doctor for any further advice and support.

Zika Transmission Map August 22nd 2016 WHO

Active Zika Transmission Map August 22nd 2016 – CDC

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