List Precautions issued by the health ministry and doctors against Zika Virus

1-Non-essential travel to the affected countries in the Latin American region and the Caribbean should be deferred/cancelled. 

2-Use mosquito repellents to protect yourself from mosquito bites. 

3-Pregnant women who have travelled to areas with Zika virus transmission should mention about their travel during ante-natal visits in order to be assessed and monitored appropriately. 

4- Pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant should defer/cancel their travel to the affected areas. 

5- All travellers to the affected countries/areas should strictly follow individual protective measures, especially during the day, to prevent mosquito bites (use of mosquito repellant cream, electronic mosquito repellants, use of bed nets, and dress that appropriately covers most of the body parts). 

6- Persons with co-morbid conditions (diabetes, hypertension, chronic respiratory illness, immunity disorders, etc.) should seek advice from the nearest health facility, prior to travel to an affected country. 

7- Travellers who complain of fever within two weeks of return from an affected country should report to the nearest health facility. 

8- Prevent mosquito breeding around houses. 


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