Protecting yourself, your partner and a possible pregnancy from the Zika Virus is more than possible- with the right information.

Where Can I Get Updated Info on the Zika Virus?

The single best place to get the most up to date information about this devastating virus is from The Center for Disease Control (CDC). On Monday, July 24, 2017, the CDC came out with new guidance advice for health care providers taking care of pregnant women that may have contracted Zika. Tracking this virus is one of the top goals for the CDC as the effects from contracting the disease has such horrendous effects on a baby conceived while there’s been exposure to the virus.

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, there are precautions that can be taken to ensure that contracting and passing this disease on are at an absolute minimum. Listen to Kelly Holton, as she shares the particulars safeguards you can put into place to protect yourself.

How Can I Protect Myself From Zika? 

When you’re doing everything you can to try to conceive, including fertility treatment,  there needs to be caution as there are frequently no symptoms of the Zika Virus. A few key things to consider is using a condom, freezing sperm and using DEET based insect repellent after returning from a place where there may have been Zika exposure.

Still have questions about Zika? Visit the CDC webiste or ask us
 

 

Topics: Male Infertility, Women's Health

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over twenty-five years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for seven years and is currently Patient Advocate and Blog Editor-in-Chief.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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