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    Default Zika Virus

    Hi everyone

    We are currently TTC (getting faint BFP at the moment).

    At the beginning of May this year we went to Bali.

    I had heard about the Zika virus and risks to pregnant women but Indonesia was not on the warning list on smart traveller and I was not pregnant yet so we went.

    In the news recently (end of June) they mentioned that Zika has been known to stay in the male semen for up to 6 months and can be transferred during sex. And Indonesia was added to the warning list (as sporadic/limited) so I started to freak out a little bit..

    Would you be concerned??


    Indonesia was added to warning list a month or more after we returned home, we both do not recall getting any symtoms..

    Thanks.

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    No I wouldn't be worried.

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    I wouldn't be worried either. I looked up the CDC website the other day - Indonesia is classified as "endemic", meaning Zika has been transmitted sporadically for years. South America etc are classified as "epidemic" and have current warnings for pregnant travellers.
    I was I Bali in June (yes, pregnant!) and wasn't worried after doing a lot of research, including discussing with my OB.

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    Ok thank you, I have tried doing a bit of research but it doesn;t seem like they know very much anyway to me....

    Thanks for that were you in your first trimester?

    Thanks!

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    I wouldn't be worried either, I think you'll be fine

    Congratulations on your BFP!

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    Could he go and get a blood test to check?

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    I think some doctors do blood tests, I went to a GP I go to sometimes and he told me they don't but a travel Dr I rang said there is a blood test that can be done..

    Would you be concerned?

    Even if it came back positive I already may be pregnant...??

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marleygirl1 View Post
    I think some doctors do blood tests, I went to a GP I go to sometimes and he told me they don't but a travel Dr I rang said there is a blood test that can be done..

    Would you be concerned?

    Even if it came back positive I already may be pregnant...??

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    If neither of you got any mosquito bites, I wouldn't be concerned.

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    I recently asked my sister about this as I was worried, and she goes to Bali all the time with her kids & I remember we found out while in Bali that she was pregnant with her 3rd... This was her response:

    I was pregnant in Bali with Bianca. When we first found out, and also at like 28 weeks. It was fine

    I am sure you will be fine xx

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    I would say there is an extremely remote chance ONLY if your partner returned home with mosquito bites and flu-like symptoms.

    Even then, (I'm happy to be corrected on this point!) I am pretty certain Zika has been found in Indonesia (eg. Sumatra) but not really in Bali.

    Hope that helps and best of luck


 

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