- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) continues to advise against travel to areas with a Zika virus outbreak during pregnancy or while planning pregnancy.
Why this matters
- This Practice Advisory updates a preexisting advisory.
- ACOG and the CDC continue to advise on an area of evolving care and practice.
- Resources on reproductive and obstetric (OB) counseling, travel information, prevention, and treatment are available in this document.
- Pregnant women should avoid travel to areas with active Zika outbreaks because of the potential for major birth defects.
- Pregnant women and women planning pregnancy should speak to their health care providers prior to travel to areas with a history of Zika outbreak.
- If travel to these areas is necessary, women and their partners should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
- Consult the CDC Zika Travel Information page for information to identify areas at risk and specific travel recommendations.
- Literature review and expert commentary.
- Prior Practice Advisory updated with current travel restrictions.
- Funding: None disclosed.
- Based on current evidence, guidance may change.