CDC Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Traveling to 2016 Olympics in Brazil
The CDC advised that pregnant women avoid Brazil because of the Zika outbreak.
By JULIA JACOBO
February 27, 2016, 12:16 AM
• 3 min read
-- With the Zika virus continuing to spread across the Americas after starting in Brazil, the Center for Disease Control recommended today that pregnant women avoid traveling to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
The CDC released guidance on how to avoid the Zika outbreak for people traveling to Brazil for the games, advising pregnant women who must travel to the country to "strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip."