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Zika Virus

ZIKA VIRUS INFORMATION

 Advice to Canadians

Canadian travellers visiting affected areas, should help protect themselves against Zika virus by taking individual protective measures to prevent mosquito bites, including using insect repellent, protective clothing, mosquito nets, screened doors and windows. There is no vaccine or medication that protects against Zika virus infection.

 It is recommended that pregnant women and those considering becoming pregnant discuss their travel plans with their health care provider to assess their risk and consider postponing travel to areas where the Zika virus is circulating. If travel cannot be postponed, then strict mosquito bite prevention measures should be followed to protect themselves against bites. 

Follow the link below for further information. 

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/notices-avis/notices-avis-eng.php?id=143

Centre for Disease Control (Atlanta, USA) link with answers re: pregnancy and Zika:
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html