Are you going on a vacation where Zika Virus is endemic? Jay Harold has reviewed information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Zika Virus. Saving you time and providing the concise news you need about Zika virus is Jay Harold’s goal. Learn the basic facts of Zika Virus my clicking on this link.
“It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.” You should remember this quote by Publilius Syrus when traveling to countries with Zika Virus endemic.
Here is the latest travel information from the CDC:
Zika Travel Notices
- Zika Virus in Cape Verde
- Zika Virus in Mexico
- The Caribbean
Currently includes: Aruba; Barbados; Bonaire; Cuba; Curaçao;Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica;Martinique; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a US territory; Saint Barthelemy; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands
- Central America
Currently includes: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
- The Pacific Islands
Currently includes: American Samoa, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga
- South America
Currently includes: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
- 2016 Summer Olympics (Rio 2016)
Countries with Endemic Zika
Some countries in Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Asia have reported Zika in the past and may continue to occasionally report new cases. The risk to travelers in these endemic countries is likely much lower than it is in countries with Zika epidemics (see Q&A: Zika Risk in Countries with Endemic Zika). Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman causes severe birth defects, pregnant women should consult with their health care provider and, if they decide to travel, strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. Travel notices have not been issued for these destinations but would be considered if the number of cases rises to the level of an outbreak. Check this page for the most up-to-date information before you make travel plans.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
The Pacific Islands: Easter Island, Vanuatu
For the most current information about Zika virus, please visit www.cdc.gov/zika.
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