Harry and Meghan will travel to Fiji despite Zika virus risk

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child More

Harry and Meghan, who landed in Australia yesterday (Oct 15), have already received their first baby gifts since announcing their pregnancy news.

The 34-year-old Duke of Sussex and his wife are aware of the current epidemic of Zika-infested mosquitos in the areas they are set to visit and how it can affect pregnant women, and have reassured the royal family and the public that they have taken on the recommendations of doctors to avoid Meghan coming into contact with the virus.

However, the royal couple has opted to continue with their travels, despite the risk of the mosquit0-borne virus. Zika can cause severe birth defects including microcephaly - a condition in which babies are born with heads that are too small.

First discovered in 1947, Zika has spread around the planet, and most recently was rampant in the areas of central and South America from 2015-16.

If you're a pregnant woman living internationally, the threat of the Zika virus is still a very real thing. The scariest thing? As of now, zika isn't treatable.

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There is now no vaccine or medication for Zika.

The couple arrive in Fiji next Tuesday. If this Fiji and Tonga trip is still on, we'd imagine Markle did just that.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace has said that there will be no change to Meghan and Harry's programme in Fiji and Tonga next week, despite Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice that pregnant women should not travel to the region. Additionally, it is likely they will be using registered insect repellents, and staying and sleeping in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms. "But many decisions that arise during pregnancy are for the pregnant woman, her partner and her OB or midwife to make".

Take steps to prevent getting Zika through sex (oral, vaginal, or anal) by using condoms from start to finish every time you have sex or by not having sex during your entire pregnancy. Zika can also be transmitted through sex without a condom with someone who was infected by the virus, even if that person does not show symptoms of Zika.

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