Zika is Still an Issue



It’s winter and the thought of mosquitos may be far from your mind, but there are two hemispheres to the Earth, which means in many countries it’s the middle of the summer.   Where there are mosquitos, the question of the Zika virus is real.  

If you’re planning on becoming pregnant in the next six months, or already pregnant, paying attention to CDC recommendations on travel are important for you AND your partner.   Currently, the “CDC recommends that U.S. travelers who are planning to visit Latin America or the Caribbean take action now to prevent contracting or spreading Zika, especially travelers who are planning to start a family in the near future.”

If you look at the Zika map, we advise against travel to any areas that appear in purple, where the Zika virus is known to have spread locally, until you have completed your pregnancy.  If you are considering pregnancy, women need to wait 2 months after returning to start trying for pregnancy and for men, 6 months is the current recommendation from the CDC.

El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy TengErika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University, under the supervision of world-renowned Dr. Camran Nezhat.


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