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Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Question: I have recently come to Belize for my work. Me and my current girlfriend have been actively talking about having a child together for months now and are worried about the possibility of Zika and when the best time would be to try and conceive. Girlfriend is in the U.S
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably nothing to be worried, you can do some examinations for confirm.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

In my opinion you can fear the Zika virus only if you have been bitten by a mosquito or if you have symptoms.

Some of the possible symptoms can be rash, joint and muscle pain or headache.

In this case you should do a blood test and a urine test before trying to conceive.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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I have recently come to Belize for my work. Me

Brief Answer: Probably nothing to be worried, you can do some examinations for confirm. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I understand your concern. In my opinion you can fear the Zika virus only if you have been bitten by a mosquito or if you have symptoms. Some of the possible symptoms can be rash, joint and muscle pain or headache. In this case you should do a blood test and a urine test before trying to conceive. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.