WHO urges women to cover up, have safe sex in Zika areas

Patients positive Zika virus results are seen on the computer screen at The Gorgas Memorial institute for Health Studies laboratory as they conduct a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Panama CityThe World Health Organization (WHO) advised women in areas with the Zika virus on Wednesday to protect themselves, especially during pregnancy, by covering up against mosquitoes and practicing safe sex with their partners. It issued recommendations for women regarding microcephaly and other neurological disorders linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been found in more than 30 countries, but did not issue travel restrictions, instead suggesting that women consult their doctors or authorities if traveling. "Most women in Zika-affected areas will give birth to normal infants.

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