HealthDay News — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently released specific Zika virus-related travel considerations in 11 Southeastern Asian countries. 

These US health officials are now urging women to delay travel to these 11 countries in where the virus is currently circulating.

The 11 Southeast Asian countries listed in the CDC advisory report include Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

“CDC now recommends that pregnant women should consider postponing nonessential travel to these countries because of the uncertain risk of Zika virus infection,” according to a media statement issued by the agency. 

“CDC is issuing these special travel considerations so that travelers, especially pregnant women, can make informed decisions about their travel and their health.”

Reference

CDC Issues Zika Special Travel Considerations for 11 Southeast Asian Countries [press release]. Atlanta, GA: US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention; September 29, 2016.

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