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I am 43 year old female trying to get pregnant, going to

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Hello I am 43 year old female trying to get pregnant, going to south america curaçao which is level 2 for Zika virus. I am scheduled to leave in 2 weeks. I am not currently pregnant. Should I cancel my trip? I want to be pregnant in next 6 months. thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

I understand your concern.

If you can delay conception by 8 weeks you may not require to cancel the trip.

There is no evidence that a fetus conceived after maternal viremia has resolved would be at risk for fetal infection.Women who have had Zika virus disease should wait at least 8 weeks after symptom onset to attempt conception. If their male partner also had confirmed or presumed Zika virus disease, he should wait at least 6 months after symptom onset to attempt conception.

Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


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If it is not an Emergency trip, I suggest cancel it

I don't want you to take the risk if this is precious pregnancy

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