Last week I got an advisory from the Florida Department of Health indicating that the Zika virus is still prevalent in Puerto Rico. This virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and also through sexual contact with a person infected. Zika infection during pregnancy can result in severe birth defects to the developing fetus. Pregnant women are advised to not travel to areas with documented Zika virus transmission.
For more information about Zika virus, where it is active, and testing for the virus, please contact your local county Health Department or the Florida Department of Health at www.floridahealth.gov.
It is my hope and prayer that all babies can have a healthy start in life.
May God bless you and give you wisdom to discern safe travels.