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Updated - Latest guidance on Zika virus and pregnant women

Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted virus that generally causes mild symptoms, but is associated with microcephaly in infants whose mothers contract Zika virus during pregnancy. Pregnant women and those who are considering becoming pregnant, are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites if travel to endemic regions cannot be postponed. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has advised that pregnant women, or women planning to become pregnant should avoid travel to south Florida and to countries with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. PHAC is continuing to monitor Zika's spread and has prepared useful background information for health care providers to help identify and treat the illness. Please see below for links related to the latest guidance on Zika virus. Information in this post will be updated as new information regarding changing evidence and emerging consensus becomes available. Canadian guideline for the Zika virus:

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North American joint statement:

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