In response to the most recent Zika virus outbreak in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued an immediate travel warning advising all pregnant women against traveling to the Wynwood neighborhood at this time.
CDC further suggests that women who either live in or frequently travel to the Wynwood neighborhood should be monitored and tested for Zika virus infection throughout their first and second trimesters. Moreover, all pregnant women (not only pregnant women who either live in or frequently travel to the Wynwood neighborhood) be assessed for potential Zika virus infection during each prenatal visit.
The CDC travel warning also advises women and men who have traveled to the Wynwood neighborhood to wait at least 8 weeks before trying to get pregnant. For women already infected with the Zika virus, the CDC suggests that these women wait at least 8 weeks after the initial onset of symptoms before trying to get pregnant; men infected with the Zika virus should wait at least 6 months after the initial onset of symptoms before trying to get pregnant.
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