Rabat - No case of Zika virus has been reported in Morocco, the Health Ministry said on Friday.
Rabat – No case of Zika virus has been reported in Morocco, the Health Ministry said on Friday.
In conformity with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and regarding information on a possible association of microcephaly with Zika virus infection during pregnancy, pregnant women are advised to avoid Zika-affected areas, the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry advises people traveling to these areas to take all precaution measures to protect themselves from the mosquitoes carrying the virus, including the use of insect repellent, sleeping under mosquito nets, switching on air-conditioners and closing windows while sleeping and wearing clothes that cover as much of the body as possible.
It also advises Moroccans who returned from the affected areas, especially pregnant women, to be counseled, stressing the need to use safer sexual practices to avoid sexual transmission of the virus, it added.
For information and advice, the ministry launched a toll-free telephone number: 080 100 47 47.
MWN with MAP