ZIKA infections - be aware before you travel to South America.

(5 Posts)
mummymeister Sat 23-Jan-16 10:23:37

Public Health England are now advising women pregnant or those TTC against travel to: Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cape Verde, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala Guyana, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Suriname, Venezuela, Puerto Rico.

Please be aware of this new advice when booking your holiday to these places and also that as it is an insect borne infection other areas will soon be affected in this region.

there are no jabs or pills that you can take to stop contracting Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue.

www.gov.uk/guidance/zika-virus

mummymeister Mon 25-Jan-16 14:23:24

Here is a link to the map showing the affected areas where you should not travel if you are pregnant or TTC

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35399403

4,000 cases of microcephaly in babies in Brazil in the last 4 months. this disease needs to be taken seriously imo.

Coldest Wed 27-Jan-16 08:09:45

Any reports of it in UAE? AM going later on and transit through UAE

mummymeister Wed 27-Jan-16 13:07:17

Coldest the full list is given on the website and is being updated as and when. this disease is now, at last, in the spot light so if any cases are found they will be reported and acted upon. keep looking at the advice. that's all you can do at the moment.

Coldest Wed 27-Jan-16 13:11:01

Thanks mummymeister

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