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The health organization’s guidance follows most of the current advice from public health authorities about Zika, although its recommendations for protecting against sexual transmission of the virus differ slightly from those of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The W.H.O. statement said that travelers should use condoms or abstain from sex during their stay and for at least four weeks after returning from a region within the epidemic zone; the C.D.C. suggests abstaining for eight weeks after returning.

The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes. For many people it causes only a mild illness, but Zika has been linked to brain damage in babies born to mothers who contracted it during pregnancy. It has also been linked to a rare form of temporary paralysis.

Last week, concern over Zika led Major League Baseball and the players’ union to announce that two games between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins would be moved to Florida instead of taking place in Puerto Rico, which has also been hit by the epidemic.

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