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Pregnant Duchess Meghan Markle Consulted Medical Professionals Over Zika Risk in Fiji

Pregnant Duchess Meghan Markle Consulted Medical Professionals Over Zika Risk in Fiji

Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they’re expecting their first child together just as they kicked off their royal visit to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, and Fiji.

Many are wondering about the concerns Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan had about the Zika virus, which is present in Fiji and Tonga. Zika has been found in those regions and the CDC warns, “Infection during pregnancy can cause a birth defect called microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.”

Daily Mail royal expert Rebecca English tweeted, that “A spokesman said there is no change to their programme in Fiji and Tonga next week despite FCO advice that pregnant women should not travel to the region because of its moderate zika risk. They said they had sought medical and advice and decided to go ahead with their plans.”

Another royal expert, Omid Scobie, tweeted that Duchess Meghan will be skipping certain events in the area. “She will not be at the early morning Fiji War Memorial engagement in Suva or the Colo-i-Suva forest site that Harry is doing solo.”

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  • Stoni

    Meghan=dog abandoner
    Meghan always behind Kate

  • Stoni

    Meghan=dog abandoner
    Meghan always behind Kate

  • Effy

    Nope, sorry. I would never risk going somewhere with Zika and neither would my OBGYN (who has advised against it). It isn’t worth the risk and even proper precautions do not always work.

  • Nikki

    neither would I you can’t pinpoint when you’re going to get bet you’re just going to get bit because they fly all around she’s an idiot for even going this is going to be a very very messy life for the both of them that baby is going to have a lot of health risks because apparently its own mother doesn’t give a shit as long as she can travel the world with her husband