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

'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.

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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.

Updated WHO interim guidance on the prevention of sexual transmission of #ZikaVirushttps://t.co/LL0lyFQdPF

— WHO (@WHO) September 6, 2016

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

#Pregnant Connecticut Woman Is Found to Have #Zika#Virushttps://t.co/u80VddoLAW#zikaviruspic.twitter.com/JF6N8cuak8

— ZikaMosquitos (@ZikaMosquitos) May 5, 2016

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

As Singapore reports Zika cases, a look at how the virus is spreading https://t.co/ZwJBsGyLB7#healthpic.twitter.com/DdU0mmkllh

— World Economic Forum (@wef) September 6, 2016

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