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Travel Warning - Zika Virus

People traveling to Central America and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean, should take special precautions against mosquito bites because of an outbreak of Zika virus, a previously rare disease that may be linked to serious birth defects. Pregnant women should consider avoiding the region, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised.
The CDC issued a "Level 2" travel notice for Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, as well as the Caribbean islands Haiti and Martinique. A Level 2 notice means that Americans should "practice enhanced precautions" while on their trip and that, in this case, pregnant women should consider not going.
Zika may be linked to microcephaly, a serious birth defect in which a baby is born with an abnormally small head and possible developmental problems.

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State Department Travel Advisory Levels

Changes to the State Department Travel Advisory Levels as of January 10, 2018.

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CDC Travel Health Notices

Travel notices are designed to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to specific destinations.

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