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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel notices for numerous countries regarding the Zika virus. The CDC has concluded that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects in some fetuses and babies born to infected mothers. On March 10, 2017, CDC updated their travel guidance recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika Virus infection. For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map.
For additional information about Zika, including travel notices, visit the CDC website and view the White House's Zika page. To obtain CDC travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas, or visit the CDC website.
The CDC has confirmed active local Zika virus transmission in the following foreign countries and territories: