There is a huge concern about the Zika virus for those traveling this year so I decided to summarize and share what I have learned. Below are the key takeaways:
My family and I have decided to continue with our plans to travel to the US Virgin Islands for our Spring Break trip. I have invested in a lot of insect repellent!
A 2015 study of mosquito repellents showed excellent results from Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent. This oil is a natural repellent extracted from the leaves and twigs of the lemon-scented gum eucalyptus plant and recommended by the CDC.
The decision of whether or not to take your next vacation to one of these areas is very personal but being informed of the risks and taking precautions is important.
If you decide to cancel an upcoming trip, the airlines are providing refunds as long as you have a letter from your physician stating that you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant and that traveling at this time is a risk to your health.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions regarding your travel plans.
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