Zika Virus Risk: CDC Recommends Pregnant Women Not Travel To Olympic Games in Brazil


Due to the Zika infection, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued an advice for people planning travel to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Pregnant women should consider not traveling to the Olympic Games as the Zika outbreak in Brazil is dynamic, according to CDC, which also provided recommendations to travelers to help them take steps to stay safe and healthy during their trips.

CDC’s travel guidance covers a variety of health and safety topics, including information about the Zika virus outbreak currently occurring in Brazil.

Pregnant women should consider not going to the Olympics, but if they want to go, CDC recommends them to talk to your doctor first. If they travel with a male partner, there is a risk for sexual transmission of Zika. They are recommended to either use condoms, every time, or do not have sex during pregnancy.

For women who are trying to become pregnant, before travel they should talk to health care provider about pregnancy and the risk of Zika virus infection during a trip.

Both male and female should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites.