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Zika bite


Zika bite

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TOURISM in Barbados and the Caribbean has already begun to feel the effects of Zika.

This is according to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) which yesterday spelt out the possible implications of this impact along with plans to handle the mosquito-borne disease during a regional Press conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

With concerns spreading after a travel advisory for pregnant women was issued by the United States Centres for Disease Control, both the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel &Tourism Association (CHTA) reported travel cancellations to the region due to the Zika virus.

These cancellations come days after the CDC travel advisory, which stated that special precautions were to be taken by pregnant women travelling to the listed countries, which included Barbados.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.