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TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday added two more destinations the U.S.

Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to the list of places that pregnant women may want to avoid due to potential infection with the Zika virus. According to a statement, ACOG is urging pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to follow Zika virus travel and health guidelines recently issued by the CDC. “Travel. CDC Broadens Zika Virus Travel Alert for Pregnant Women. U.S. agency says those at risk should avoid U.S.

Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic. Please note: This article was published more than one year ago. The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate.

And “More information” links may no longer work. “Travel to regions with ongoing Zika virus outbreaks is not recommended for women who are pregnant or women who are considering pregnancy,” ACOG President Dr. Mark DeFrancesco said in the statement. The CDC said doctors should ask all pregnant patients about recent travel and specific symptoms, such as a sudden fever or rash. TUESDAY, Jan.

26, 2016 (HealthDay News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday added two more destinations the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to the list of places that pregnant women may want to avoid due to potential infection with the Zika virus.

The new CDC guidelines urge women who are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant to talk to their health-care providers about potential Zika risks before traveling. If there’s a safe time during your pregnancy to travel to an area with risk of Zika. If you are pregnant and become infected: How likely it is that Zika will pass to your fetus. Whether your baby will have birth defects.

Symptoms of Zika. Many people won’t have symptoms or even know they are infected with the virus. Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause a birth defect called microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects; Zika primarily spreads through infected mosquitoes.You can also get Zika through sex without a condom with someone infected by Zika, even if that person does not show symptoms of Zika. CDC recommends that pregnant women and couples planning a pregnancy within the next 3 months consult with a health care provider in making this decision.

Recommendations for US Residents Traveling Abroad 1 These countries have a potential risk of Zika, but we do not have accurate information on the current level of risk. Travel Health Notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues that impact travelers’ health, like disease outbreaks, special events or gatherings, and natural disasters, in specific international destinations. See types of travel notices.

Department of State Safety and Security Alerts: Travel.

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In early 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a travel advisory for pregnant women visiting some Central and South American countries in which the Zika virus was being transmitted via mosquito bites.

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In January 2016, the CDC issued a travel notice advising pregnant women to avoid travel in areas of active Zika virus.

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By June, with reports that the virus had spread to Mexico and the Caribbean and that the CDC was monitoring 279 pregnant women with confirmed or suspected Zika infections in the United States, the outbreak took on panic proportions.

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Update: Interim guidance for health care providers caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure—United States, July 2016.

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In July 2017, CDC issued updated interim guidance for healthcare providers caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure (CDC [2017b], Update: Interim guidance for healthcare providers caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure—United States [including U.S. territories]).

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Travel associated cases account for the majority of cases in the continental United States, but isolated outbreaks of locally acquired Zika have been reported, and Puerto Rico experienced rapid, extensive spread of the virus.

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• CDC maintainsa service to help physicians deal with a pregnant woman and infants exposed to the Zika virus: 1-800-CDC-INFO.

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The CDC recommends taking steps to avoid mosquito bites and advises pregnant women not to travel to regions with active Zika virus transmission.

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In January 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory for pregnant womento avoid travel where cases of the Zika virus were identified.

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Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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  • Brazil got a new Tdap shot for only pregnant women that coincides perfectly with these new birth defects, and is the only probable culprit that is present in 100 percent of the cases.

  • this defect in theory could only effect a fetus in its early develpement stage,how could it effect a baby already completely formed with normal sixed head already

  • If a mosquito steals anything from them, they cannot recover it; weak is the pursue and the pursued (Quran 22:73). Disasters are not going to stop.