The Zika Virus and Travel: Should You Be Worried?
Zika has been making headlines lately, and for good reason. The virus, primarily transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has been linked to miscarriages and birth defects. The WHO declared a Public Health Emergency for International Concern and the CDC issued an Alert – Level 2 for travelers to affected areas. Want to know if you’re at risk for the disease during your next trip and how to stay safe? Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Wheeler, weighs in with some facts about the Zika virus as well as some preventative advice below.