WHO warns to use pro­tec­tion for 6 months after vis­it­ing Zika-hit ar­eas

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion tough­ened its ad­vice on pre­vent­ing the spread of Zika, say­ing any­one re­turn­ing from ar­eas hit by the virus should prac­tice safe sex for six months.The up­dated guide­lines mean the UN health body’s rec­om­men­da­tions re­gard­ing sex­ual trans­mis­sion are now the same whether or not peo­ple are show­ing symp­toms of the virus. WHO had sug­gested in June that men should avoid sex or use pro­tec­tion for eight weeks after com­ing back from vis­its to af­fected places if they did not show symp­toms.

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