CDC Adds St Vincent To The Zika Virus Travel List

CDC is working with other public health officials to monitor for ongoing Zika virus‎ transmission. Today, CDC added the following destinations to the Zika virustravel notices: St. Vincent and the Grenadines & Sint Maarten.

CDC has issued a travel notice (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. For a full list of affected countries/regions:http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/zika-travel-information.

Specific areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing are often difficult to determine and are likely to continue to change over time.

As more information becomes available, CDC travel notices will be updated. Travelers to areas where cases of Zika virus infection have been recently confirmed are at risk of being infected with the Zika virus.

Mosquitoes that spread Zika are aggressive daytime biters.  They also bite at night. There is no vaccine or medicine available for Zika virus.

The best way to avoid Zika virus infection is to prevent mosquito bites.

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