How to protect yourself
Until we know more, CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women.
Do not travel to an area with Zika
- Do not travel to areas with Zika.
- If you must travel, talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider first and take steps to plan for travel.
- Talk with your doctor and consider postponing nonessential travel to countries in CDC’s special travel considerations for Southeast Asia.
- If your sex partner travels to an area with Zika, protect yourself from getting Zika during sex.
What to do if you live in or travel to an area with Zika
|If you…||When to talk with a doctor||When to be tested|
|Traveled to an area with Zika||Talk to a doctor or other healthcare provider about your travel even if you don’t feel sick.||If you have symptoms of Zika within 2 weeks of traveling, you should be tested for Zika.|
|If you do not develop symptoms of Zika within 2 weeks of traveling, you should be tested for Zika.|
|Live in an area with Zika||Talk to a doctor or other healthcare provider throughout your pregnancy.||
You may be at risk of getting Zika throughout your pregnancy. For this reason, doctors or other healthcare providers can offer testing
Items to discuss with your doctor or other healthcare provider
See your doctor or other healthcare provider if you have the symptoms described above and have visited or live in an area with Zika.
Pregnant? Protect yourself from mosquito bites
Zika and Sex: Information for pregnant women living in areas with Zika
- Page last reviewed: October 17, 2016
- Page last updated: October 17, 2016
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