Do not go to a Zika country! We went to Bali in December and they had an outbreak 2 months before hand. So some facts for you:
Zika can stay in the woman for upto 8 weeks
Zika can stay in men for upto 6 months!
Should you fall pregnant, before, during or after visiting a Zika infected area your unborn baby is at high risk!
GP's will NOT do tests unless in absolutely serious cases.
If you come home and suspect you have a cold they will not test you. i called GP, Hospitals, health clinic, and tropical disease unit and no one would do it.
We had to wait 6 months to be sure and out in the clear.
This post is where I think over-egging occurs. Your unborn baby is not at high risk, it’s at 1% risk.
I completely accept and respect that any risk is too great for some people. I’m just trying to give a bit of statistical perspective.
Equally, like with many risks in pregnancy, healthcare professionals have to advise against behaviour which puts an unborn child at risk, however low that risk may be.
We went to a moderate risk Zika area. The risk of me being involved in a road traffic accident was significantly higher than that of contracting Zika. For me, that is a calculated risk.