Updated Zika wait time?

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

andygirl :  Thanks for sharing those articles, I will read them when I have more time! I’m totally with you, we aren’t going anywhere with Zika transmitting mosquitoes for a while. I’d be fine with waiting until we’re done having children. 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Skoneil88 :  I’m about 99% sure the Bahamas do not have a travel restriction due to Zika. So you can still travel there! 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

mrscb2bee :  I have def looked into the Bahamas and Martinique. But I am a little wary of why some islands are ‘zika free’ while the island next door is not. We have been vacationing in Hawaii lately 🙂

ladyvictoria :  We honeymoon’d in Jamaica. Its one of my favorite lazy vacations. All laying on a beach drinking rum!

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

Skoneil88 :  Caymans and Bahamas are Zika free. I wouldn’t be too worried about neighboring islands that are still Zika zone. The CDCs requirement for Zika free are pretty strict and they won’t update the island until it’s well over a year without any signs of Zika or any signs that it may recur within the next year. Right now, there’s actually more precautions put on Houston and Miami than there are in the Bahamas!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Skoneil88 :  we’ve looked at travelling there too for Feb 2019 if not pregnant by then! Probably one of the outer islands of Bahamas most likely!

 

but glad to see the wait is down to 3 months. We did our “honeymoon” to Cuba 6 months before the wedding, so we could start TTC right after we got married

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

Skoneil88 :  Jamaica will always hold a special place in our hearts. We never have a fully lazy vacation but a nice balance between lounging and getting out to hike, kayak, snorkel, ride horses, etc.. I’m hoping our next trip will be a babymoon but knowing us, we’ll be just as active lol 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Bermuda is Zika free too.  The mosquitos that carry Zika don’t live there.  I’m a little leery about islands declared Zika free that had it before (like Bahamas).  

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

For those of you saying, “There are other places to vacation,” please remember, it’s not just about choosing a vacation destination. Some of us have family members living in the Carribean that we haven’t been able to visit. I also know people who have missed destination weddings of best friends or family members because of zika and the possibility of wanting to ttc in the near future. This is huge news. I can’t believe I haven’t heard it before this. Thanks OP! 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

andygirl :  do you have links for the pontential risks to infants (ie the monkey research)? I’d be interested in reading that and your links were about fetal exposure. Thanks 😊

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

KittyYogi :  

There are some news articles on it like this one:

https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/postnatal-zika-infection-causes-brain-damage-in-infant-macaques-29840

This is the abstract of the research study.  I’m not sure if you can get a free full text article online unless you have an affiliation with a univeristy and access it through their library.

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/435/eaao6975

 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

andygirl :  thanks! Yeah I hate how the general public can’t read so many journal articles. 

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