Zika: New Advice for Staying Safe
As we’ve reported in the past, the Zika virus is a serious matter, especially for pregnant women. Since then, the affected areas have expanded and people are on edge, especially pregnant women and those trying to get pregnant. In fact, because of Zika and Natalie being pregnant, we recently cancelled trips to Costa Rica and Cuba as we didn’t want to risk it.
However, women aren’t the only ones who have to be extra vigilant when traveling to the affected areas, as there are now reports of the virus being transmitted sexually. The federal government just released new health guidelines that state: “Men who know they’ve probably been infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus should not have sex without a condom for six months.” You can read more on CBS.com.
- More on Zika in the US from the CDC
- More on Zika and travel refunds
- Keep the mosquitos away with these travel products
- Get travel insurance before you travel
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