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CDC issues interim travel guidance related to Zika virus for 14 Countries and Territories in Central and South America and the Caribbean
Out of an abundance of caution, pregnant women advised to consider postponing travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing
Friday, January 15, 2016
CDC has issued a travel alert for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
This alert follows reports in Brazil of microcephaly and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant. However, additional studies are needed to further characterize this relationship. More studies are planned to learn more about the risks of Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Until more is known, and out of an abundance of caution, CDC recommends special precautions for pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant:
Pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor or other healthcare provider first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip.
Women trying to become pregnant should consult with their healthcare provider before traveling to these areas and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip.
Because specific areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing are difficult to determine and likely to change over time, CDC will update this travel notice as information becomes available. Check the CDC travel website frequently for the most up-to-date recommendations.
Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika. Four in five people who acquire Zika infection may have no symptoms. Illness from Zika is usually mild and does not require hospitalization. Travelers are strongly urged to protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites:
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
Use EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), or IR3535. Always use as directed.
Insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, and IR3535 are safe for pregnant and nursing women and children older than 2 months when used according to the product label. Oil of lemon eucalyptus products should not be used on children under 3 years of age.
Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks, and tents).
Stay and sleep in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms.
Ms. Curro-Casey received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through the College of New Rochelle in 1983 and her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner Certification from Pace University in 1995. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Ms. Curro-Casey has practiced in Women’s Health since her Nurse Practitioner Certification in 1995.
Ms. Curro-Casey is married with three children and two step-children. The family resides in Newtonville. She enjoys reading, biking, skating, baking and cooking, traveling, and spending time with family. Ms. Curro-Casey will join the practice June 29, 2015 and is accepting new patients.