WHO recommends travel delays

The World Health Organization on Friday issued its first set of recommendations for travel to Zika-affected countries. Its advice to pregnant women — to consider delaying their trips — is similar to language used by U.S. officials, a recognition of the evidence of a link between the mosquito-borne virus and birth defects.

The WHO guidance also included strong language on the possible risk of sexual transmission, advising all travelers returning from an area where Zika is present to use condoms.

Associated Press