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24 Mar

Health care providers should discuss couples’ travel plans in preconception counseling.

Women and men who are planning to conceive in the near future should consider avoiding nonessential travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission.

Women who have had possible Zika virus exposure through travel or sexual contact and do not have ongoing risks for exposure should wait at least 8 weeks from symptom onset (if symptomatic) or last possible exposure (if asymptomatic) to attempt conception.

Women who wait at least 8 weeks to conceive might have an increased likelihood that Zika virus no longer presents a risk for maternal-fetal transmission.

Experience with other flaviviruses suggests that if a person’s immune system has activated an antibody response, viral transmission (i.e., through blood transfusion) is unlikely (36).

Detection of Zika virus RNA in blood might not indicate the presence of infectious virus, and thus the potential risk for maternal-fetal Zika virus transmission periconceptionally is unknown.

Zika virus is transmitted primarily through the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

For Couples Planning to Conceive Who Do Not Live in Areas with Active Zika Virus Transmission.Women of reproductive age who have had or anticipate future Zika virus exposure who do not want to become pregnant should use the most effective contraceptive method that can be used correctly and consistently.These recommendations will be further updated when additional data become available.The risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus from a person infected with Zika virus remains unknown.Most reported sexual transmissions have been from persons with symptomatic Zika virus infections, including from men to female sex partners (10–12), from a man to his male sex partner (13), and from a woman to her male sex partner (14).