Pregnant women should consult doctors on Brazil travel: Ministry

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) -- Brazil's health ministry said on Monday pregnant women should consult their doctors before traveling to Brazil, but that no other travel restrictions were necessary because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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The ministry said in a statement that a travel warning from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforced measures already adopted by the Brazilian government, such as recommending bug spray and long sleeves to deter mosquitoes.

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