Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Going To Visit A Country Dangerous For Pregnant Women Despite Their Baby Plans
June 15, 2018 14:01 By Fabiosa
Meghan Markle is three years older than Prince Harry, and she will turn 37 in August 2018. What does it mean for the Duchess? She doesn’t have much time to postpone pregnancy. Besides, Meghan herself is ready to become a mother, so she and her husband are planning children.
Recently, it’s come up that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are going to visit Australia and New Zealand this fall. At a Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s request, they are going to visit the Commonwealth countries Fiji and Tonga. Sounds pretty exotic, but there’s a problem.
The islands of Fiji and Tonga are currently plagued by Zika virus and dengue fever. The virus is transmitted by Zika mosquitoes. Earlier, it hit Brazil, and now it’s known for a fact that the disease is especially dangerous for pregnant women or those who are planning pregnancy in the near future. The virus causes microcephaly in newborns. As a result, babies are born with very small heads, entailing intellectual disability.
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The International Association for Medical Assistance for Travellers has insisted that meticulous anti-mosquito bite measures be taken during daytime, and recommended pregnant women to postpone travel to this country. One can deduce that women planning pregnancy in the near future are also in danger, as the virus can stay in the organism and damage the baby later.
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Meanwhile, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention stated that there is no vaccine or medicine to prevent it!
Every precaution should be taken not to contract the disease while travelling. The travelers should also be responsible to contain the virus when at home.
As you can see, the situation is quite alarming and edgy. Is it worth to satisfy a request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by jeopardizing the future baby? It will be Meghan and Harry‘s first child, so they must be ultra-cautious. Honestly, we hope they will change their mind!