(Closed) Anyone worried about Zika?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I wouldnt worry too much. We were planning on trying to conceive straight after our wedding in February but decided to put it off as our honeymoon was in the Dominican Republic. We didn’t see any Mosquitos there at all but were still extra careful and bought strong bug spray. We didn’t get any bites but still going to wait a month before start ttc just in case.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What I think many people are forgetting is that there are stil HUGE unknowns about this virus.  The biggest worry for me is my husband getting it, because no one knows how long it stays active in sperm.  There are confirmed cases of M to F sexual transmission.  Your husband could get Zika, not even know it (as 80% of cases have no symptoms), and then what happens when you get pregnant a few months later?  No one knows.  That’s the problem.

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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bibbithebee:  It seems to be that Zika leaves female bodies within a month, but they don’t know how long it hangs out in sperm 🙁 🙁 We were going to Costa Rica for a honeymoon in June, but I want to TTC once we get back, and with this new info out on sperm, it feels too risky. The mosquito that carries Zika can’t live in elevations over 6500 ft though, so maybe Peru! 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/health/men-zika-virus-sexual-transmission/

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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Kikibear:  Yeah 🙁

Post # 21
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584 posts
Busy bee

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wineenthusiast:  For anyone traveling to Mexico (in particular Northern), I highly recommend reading about Valley Fever as well. Not many people know about it but it can be fatal in some cases. A close relative of mind ended up paralyzed after contracting disseminated valley fever which caused  Menegitis. There is very little awareness about it in the US and for those traveling to Mexico.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/valley-fever/basics/causes/con-20027390

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I live in Canada, and have no intention of traveling. That being said I AM TTC, and the thought of “what if” has crossed my mind. Diseases can spread, even as far as here. With my luck I’d have a Zika baby.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

We aren’t TTC and don’t really plan to for another four years. We dont travel out of the country really. Next year will be my first time.

Im not too concerned even if we were heading to particular countries affected. We are traveling to Vietnam next year but I haven’t heard of anything with it there thus far. I know they’re on alert for any signs of it. I’m more concerned about the chance of getting malaria from the mosquitoes there or dengue fever which is transmitted by the same mosquitos that can carry Zika. 

But I’ll get check my my doctor and get anything I need to be leaving the US, buy repellent because I get bit bad anyhow, and we’ll just watch for any signs of fever while we are there.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Our honeymoon is in 2 weeks, in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean. Will bring DEET. Will not be TTC, and just don’t need anything new to worry about. I used to work for the CDC. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by cruisinbee.

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