Well watching BBC news last night you'd be terrified.
The facts are they're MAY be a possible link between them, and it really only affects the populations of the affected countries and native pregnant woman in Latin and Central America, visiting pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy in those countries (as in living there). Poor sanitation and stagnant water areas are the breeding grounds and not 5* hotels ! My GP said: Per the CDC20%
of people bitten by a mosquito get Zika.
It's a fever , Rash and sore eyes at worst and some people have no symptoms only a bite.
Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person ( Those 20%) for only a few days to a week
...The virus will not cause infections in a baby that is conceived after
the virus is cleared from the blood. So, for those infected, once the virus has run its course, it will not pose a risk of birth defects for future pregnancies.
There is no risk to pregnancy post Vacation as according to the CDC, is that the virus doesn't linger in your body after it's run its course. END
Now, i read an article by Scott Weaver , University of Texas in the Infections and something department that it could linger up to 21 days. (Ie 3-12 days to develop symptoms and a few days to a week to clear) http://www.vox.com/2016/1/21/10805922/z ... -pregnancy
I'd like to know more about how long it can stay in semen too.
GP advice is to stay on my contraceptive for now, to protect against a "Honeymoon" baby as with high alcoholic consumption and long haul flights she doesn't recommend conception during that time, where ever we are, never mind if there's a chance of a mosquito bite.
It's wrong of the media to hype it up as a danger to anyone travelling and not clarify what it meant to those not pregnant, or not planning on getting pregnant and going on honeymoon or vacations.
Its enough with all this ISIS, Syria, Ibola, Terrorist, Planes disappearing etc nonsence that has us all terrified.
I'm alot more relaxed, i'd swine flu back in 2009 and what about that now!
For now we will monitor the situation, be cautious and consider our options before april and if the CDC or Scott Weavers 8 year study shows something different we'll decide then.
Oh and take out good travel insurance - we need it anyway