World health organization, a specialized agency for international public health of the UN has advised pregnant women to not to travel to Zika virus affected areas. On Tuesday, the WHO’s Emergency Committee for Zika virus suggested this precautionary measure.
Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO’s director general, said “Clearly Zika infection during pregnancy will produce very bad outcomes,” Chan further added. “It is important we recommend strong public health measures and not wait until we have definitive proof.”
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus which causes brain deformation in newborn, a serious neurological disorder in adults and can also be associated with the hazardous paralyzing ailment.
The most common symptoms of Zika are rashes, joint pain, fever or conjunctivitis (Pinkeye).