October 17, 2016

CDC Released Updated Zika Virus Guidance for Women

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The CDC released updated Zika virus guidance for women undergoing fertility treatment. Women and men with possible exposure to Zika virus but without clinical illness consistent with Zika virus disease should wait AT LEAST 8 weeks after exposure to attempt conception.

Possible exposure is defined as travel to or residence in an area of active Zika virus transmission, or vaginal, anal or oral sex without a condom with a man who has traveled to or resided in an area of active transmission.

The CDC website currently lists the following countries but there may be additions:

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saba, Saint Barthelemy. Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands, Venezuela, American Samoa, Fiji, Kosrae, Marshal Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Cape Verde, Singapore, MIAMI DADE COUNTY FLORIDA

Women who have Zika virus disease should wait AT LEAST 8 weeks after symptoms onset to attempt conception.

Men who have Zika virus disease should wait AT LEAST 6 months after symptoms onset to attempt conception.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

 

CDC updated 10/2016

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