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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #555 on: December 17, 2019, 10:21:21 AM »
Huh?
Most of these countries have had Microcephaly cases.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #556 on: December 17, 2019, 10:28:24 AM »
Huh?
Most of these countries have had Microcephaly cases.
How many?

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #557 on: December 17, 2019, 10:35:18 AM »
Huh?
Most of these countries have had Microcephaly cases.
I'm curious how the risk of zika for a tourist in a "purple" area for less than a week using bug spray these days compares to general risks of travelling. Obviously if there were evidence of an active outbreak, that's one thing, but according to the CDC, there is no longer an outbreak anywhere (those would be the red areas on the map).

Is zika more of a risk than say falling while hiking a mountain in HI, or getting some other disease in Africa?

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #558 on: December 17, 2019, 10:44:26 AM »
Huh?
Most of these countries have had Microcephaly cases.
True.
At the present time its global presence encompasses half the globe, and its possible that zika like yellow fever and some other diseases will never be eradicated . At what point do you say , we take all necessary precautions and leave the rest up to the one above? (kind of like in the Daf a few days ago)

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #559 on: December 17, 2019, 10:49:19 AM »
True.
At the present time its global presence encompasses half the globe, and its possible that zika like yellow fever and some other diseases will never be eradicated . At what point do you say , we take all necessary precautions and leave the rest up to the one above? (kind of like in the Daf a few days ago)
I'm not a doctor and I don't have the answers. The biggest problem with zika is the long delay from bite to Microcephaly to know what's going on in some places.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #560 on: December 17, 2019, 11:24:43 AM »
or getting some other disease in Africa?

Zika aside, but there's a reason you need to get vaccinations and such before visiting many African countries.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #561 on: December 17, 2019, 02:01:04 PM »
Yet people aren't avoiding MIA, proving that the whole thing is a sham.
Don't forget that they originate in Miami either.

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #564 on: December 17, 2019, 02:21:48 PM »
Why not go to the source...

https://www.cdc.gov/zika/reporting/2019-case-counts.html

But again didn't originate here..
The 2 sources don't agree. The cdc link has 0 Florida travel based cases.

Also should be noted Bahamas, Mexico, Aruba etc have no reported cases, so there are plenty of riskier countries as compared to others.

Personally, I drew a thick line to avoid PR, as the cdc is specifically reporting locally transmitted cases.

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #565 on: December 17, 2019, 02:37:38 PM »
The 2 sources don't agree. The cdc link has 0 Florida travel based cases.

Also should be noted Bahamas, Mexico, Aruba etc have no reported cases, so there are plenty of riskier countries as compared to others.

Personally, I drew a thick line to avoid PR, as the cdc is specifically reporting locally transmitted cases.
"Furthermore, the recent PAHO report indicates which countries in the Americas are reporting locally-acquired Zika cases during 2019, and which are not disclosing information.

As of October 5, 2019, the PAHO reports the following (cases in 2019):

Brazil = 3,322
Peru = 829
Mexico = 50
Bolivia = 27
Columbia = 11
Guatemala = 10"
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #566 on: December 17, 2019, 02:39:31 PM »
"Furthermore, the recent PAHO report indicates which countries in the Americas are reporting locally-acquired Zika cases during 2019, and which are not disclosing information.

As of October 5, 2019, the PAHO reports the following (cases in 2019):

Brazil = 3,322
Peru = 829
Mexico = 50
Bolivia = 27
Columbia = 11
Guatemala = 10"
Re Mexico:

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #567 on: December 17, 2019, 02:41:18 PM »
Re Mexico:
OK?
Don't forget that most people don't have symptoms when they get Zika or don't go to the Dr, so confirmed cases will be a fraction of actual cases.
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