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Pregnant - is Bali safe?

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MissyLP Sun 23-Oct-16 13:38:32

I am due to spend Xmas with my family in Bali this year. I'm currently 12 weeks pregnant. I know Indonesia is on the moderate risk list for Zika. Does anyone know where the cases were and if Bali is actually infected? As you can imagine I really don't want to miss this family Xmas but clearly don't want to risk it Zika is present... Anyone know how I can find out this info? I will of course ask my dr but won't be seeing them for another 4 weeks. Thanks.

Bellabelloo Sun 23-Oct-16 16:39:55

https://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html

Doesn't look like there have been cases. Maybe check with your midwife.

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Bellabelloo Sun 23-Oct-16 16:40:39

Oh....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3651615/Zika-virus-hits-Bali-pregnant-travellers-warned-avoid-Indonesian-holiday-island.html

lucieloos Sun 23-Oct-16 16:44:51

I wouldn't risk it!

Bellabelloo Sun 23-Oct-16 16:45:20

I went to the Maldives and it was on the map and then taken off. The newspaper reports about Bali are 4 months old, so lots could have changed in that time.

The NHS report it as moderate risk.

http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/internationalissues/zikacountryrisk.aspx#moderate

It's tough. I was only happy travelling as it was moved into a low risk category before I travelled.

MissyLP Sun 23-Oct-16 19:28:52

Thanks Bella. It is a tough one! Guess I'll wait a few more weeks and see if it gets taken off the moderate risk list. Fingers crossed!! I'll be gutted to miss it!!

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