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'Use a condom or avoid sex for 6 months after visiting Zika areas'

The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.

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'Use a condom or avoid sex for 6 months after visiting Zika areas'

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The World Health Organisation has advised that anyone returning from areas affected by the Zika virus should practice safe sex for at least six months.

The virus can be transmitted sexually and through mosquito bites.Human carriers may have little or no symptoms.

Zika is strongly believed to cause microcephaly and other neurological disorders in babies. It has spread rapidly to dozens of countries in recent months.