Vacation time: Zika update

As we head into the end of the year, many people are beginning to plan their winter vacations. It’s important to remember that the Zika virus, which was much in the news a few years ago, is still out there, especially in warm-weather spots. Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant need to be cautious.

Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects and is associated with other pregnancy problems, the CDC reports. The CDC has set up a special web page to help avoid infection with tips to follow before, during and after your trip. You can find those suggestions here.

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