Poster - Advice to travellers returning from Zika-affected countries
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Date published: 2016-02-29
Zika virus is primarily spread to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
Zika virus infection in a pregnant woman could be transmitted to her developing baby. It has also been reported to be transmitted through:
- Sexual contact with semen from an infected man
- Blood transfusions from infected donors
If you are a:
- Woman wishing to become pregnant – wait at least two months before trying to conceive to ensure that any possible Zika virus infection has cleared your body.
- Man – if your partner is pregnant, use condoms for the duration of the pregnancy; with all other partners, use a condom for six months after your return.
- Blood donor – wait at least 21 days after your return to donate blood
If you get sick while travelling or within 14 days after your return, see a health care provider and tell them where you have been travelling or living.
For more information: Canada.ca/zika-virus
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