No sex for men returning from Zika zones

MEN who have travelled to countries hit by the outbreak of Zika virus should abstain from sex or use condoms if their partner is pregnant, the federal Health Department says in new advice.

As there have been two cases of probable sexual transmission of Zika from men to their sexual partners in the US, precautions should be taken after travel to Zika areas, according to a suite of interim recommendations from Australian health authorities.

Experts say that, whether or not they have symptoms, men who have returned from areas with ongoing Zika transmission should abstain