The Zika Virus has been at the forefront of the media recently. This virus, which is spread through mosquito bites, has recently been confirmed in travel-related cases originating in some Caribbean, Central America and South America countries.
Vision Travel recommends any travellers who are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, educate themselves about the risks of the Zika Virus. The following resources provide information on the Zika Virus:
- Public Health Agency of Canada: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/phn-asp/2016/zika-eng.php
- World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/
- Government of Canada (Healthy Canadians) http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/diseases-conditions-maladies-affections/disease-maladie/zika-virus/index-eng.php
While no travel bans have been set, travellers are highly recommended to take active measures against mosquito bites.