Revised Scottish and UK guidelines on prevention of Congenital Zika Syndrome

MAR 10, 2019

Revised Scottish and UK guidelines on prevention of Congenital Zika Syndrome

As of 5th March 2019, Health Protection Scotland has modified its guidance with regard to the waiting period for men wishing to conceive following travel to a zika affected country/region from 6 months to 3 months.


This is because although zika RNA has been detected in the sperm of men up to 6 months after zika infection, the evidence now suggests that intact, viable zika virus particles are not able to last that long.

The recommended wait time for women travellers remains unchanged at 8 weeks.

Please follow the following links for more information on zika or on post-travel zika testing


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