ZIKA virus - update and advice for travellers including pregnant women.

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Bernie Waters
7 October 2016

The Robens Travel Health and Vaccination Clinic specialist nurse advisors can provide advice for travellers regarding the Zika Virus.  For the latest advice, you can go to Travel Health Pro and the UK Government Zika virus pages.

The web site advises that  "In the event that travel to an area with current active Zika virus transmission cannot be postponed, the pregnant traveller or those planning pregnancy should discuss with their healthcare provider the risks which Zika may present. In addition, the use of scrupulous mosquito bite avoidance measures both during daytime and night time hours (but especially during mid-morning and late afternoon to dusk, when the mosquito is most active) should be emphasised, and an information leaflet provided."