PLANNING A TRIP TO A TROPICAL DESTINATION?
Avoid Mosquito Bites to Avoid the Zika Virus
If you’ve watched the news recently, you may have seen reports of the rapidly spreading Zika virus. Although this virus has now reached pandemic levels in various countries around the world, to date no infections have originated in the United States.
Even so, because of the rapid spread of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert for all US travelers heading to Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and South America. In particular, the CDC urges women who are pregnant, trying to conceive, or think they may be pregnant to avoid travel to these areas.