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CDPH Recommends Precautions for Pregnant Women Traveling to Latin America

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health has recommended special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to get pregnant who travel to Latin America. The warnings have been issued as a result of increasing numbers of newborns in Brazil being born with the Zika virus due to their mothers being infected, and the first U.S. case confirmed this month in Hawaii. CDC’s guidelines also include information on how to treat pregnant women returning from affected areas.

Zika is an infectious disease transmitted to people by the Aedes mosquito. More information about the virus is available on the CDC website.