24th January 2018
Fertility clinics need to be vigilant when treating patients who have visited any countries where there is an identified risk of Zika Virus.
Guidance for primary care and clinicians has been jointly developed by PHE, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwives, and Health Protection Scotland. Zika virus infection may present an increased risk for certain groups of the population, particularly pregnant women. Specific travel advice for women planning pregnancy or who are currently pregnant is available at the clinic.
Further information regarding countries affected by Zika Virus can be found at:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/zika-virus-country-specific-risk