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CDC Updates Zika Travel Advisory for Southeast Asia

Pregnant women should consider postponing nonessential travel to countries in this region

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TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted Zika virus-related special travel considerations for 11 Southeastern Asian countries.

The U.S. health officials are now urging women to delay travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia where the virus is circulating.

In the CDC travel advisory, the 11 Southeast Asian countries involved were Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

"CDC now recommends that pregnant women should consider postponing nonessential travel to these countries because of the uncertain risk of Zika virus infection," according to a media statement issued by the agency. "CDC is issuing these special travel considerations so that travelers, especially pregnant women, can make informed decisions about their travel and their health."

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