CDC Issues New Zika Travel Advisory For Pregnant Women
The warning focuses on travel to countries in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, turnaround times for Zika testing in Florida is starting to improve, officials say.
The New York Times:
C.D.C. Advises Against Travel To Zika-Affected Countries In Southeast Asia
Federal health officials on Thursday advised pregnant women to “consider postponing nonessential” travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia where the Zika virus was circulating. The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was not as urgent as those issued starting in January, which advised pregnant women to avoid Latin American and Caribbean countries overwhelmed by the Zika epidemic. (McNeil, 9/29)
Zika Virus: Testing Wait Times Improve In Florida
Local physicians reported that state labs are beginning to improve turnaround times for delivering test results to pregnant women even as Florida officials on Thursday confirmed six more mosquito-borne Zika infections and five new travel-related cases — all of them in Miami-Dade County. The additional mosquito-borne infections include one Miami-Dade resident exposed to the virus in Miami Beach and three more local people whose cases are under investigation to determine where transmission occurred, the Florida Department of Health reported. (Chang, 9/29)