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Ttc - zika and holidays

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elizabeth27 Wed 03-Feb-16 10:37:34

Hi
My husband and I are thinking of ttc in the next couple of months - if we were to fall quickly I could be pregnant this summer. We have a holiday booked to Europe - will be hot. I'm guessing this is ok or is anyone else concerned that zika could spread to other countries by then?

sarahanne4 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:08:47

Hi Elizabeth, if you google Zika virus Mao you'll see that previous outbreaks have only been in African and East Asian countries generally close to the equator. In Europe I don't think you'll have any worries as a) the current outbreak is in South America and b) the type of mosquitos (seeds) that carry the disease don't tend to live in Europe. There is a lot of info out there if you search. Good luck ttc x

sarahanne4 Wed 03-Feb-16 16:09:37

Darn autocorrect!! *aedes mosquitos

Co5mo Wed 03-Feb-16 21:45:02

So far Europe is clear of Zika transmission so not currently a risk but you should keep a close eye on travel advice as this could change. How quickly it could become a problem in Europe or if it even will is probably not known.

Some useful links...
www.gov.uk/guidance/zika-virus
travelhealthpro.org.uk/zika-virus-update-and-advice-for-travellers-including-pregnant-women
www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/

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