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My wife has had a kidney transplant just over two years ago

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My wife has had a kidney transplant just over two years ago and consequently she takes immunosuppressives. What are the risks involved in travelling to Zika affected areas in South America to her and should we avoid the area.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this question.As long as she isn't going to have a baby, there is no risk
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.
The CDC considers a patient with a solid organ transplant who is on immunosuppressives to be severely immunosuppressed. She will not be eligible to receive live vaccines. And there are many preventive medications she may not be able to take. Yellow fever and malaria are big concerns. Zika is much less an issue. CDC recommends postponing travel in this group of patients.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
There is no indication to postpone because of zika
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