Zika Virus can potentially cause neurologic/brain defects in babies (microcephaly) and neurologic abnormalities (Guillain-Barre) in infected mothers. This has prompted serious precautions to be taken in an effort to avoid these complications.
These precautions include recommendations from the CDC regarding travel restrictions to areas of the world where this virus is more prevalent, especially in those individuals who are pregnant or intend to conceive.
ASRM Zika Virus and Conception
Please see the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy for details concerning specific travel restrictions related to Zika.