The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today expanded its recommendation for men potentially exposed to Zika virus who are considering trying to conceive with their partners to wait at least 6 months, regardless of symptoms, in line with new scientific evidence and recently updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidance.

In other developments, Thailand confirmed two Zika-linked microcephaly cases, its first, and CDC researchers published a case series on US children who contracted Zika during travel, suggesting that their infections are usually mild, as they are for most adults.

The CDC spelled out its new recommendations today in an early edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). It said the new guidance combines its pregnancy planning and sexual transmission advice into one document.

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