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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #465 on: November 28, 2017, 11:40:35 AM »
At least for Miami, the number of locally transmitted cases so far in 2017 is 1. There are approximately 2.6 MILLION people living in Miami-Dade county, not to mention the number of tourists at any given time. Even if we exclude the tourists, based on YTD 2017 statistics, there is a 0.00004%. For prospective, you are about 1,500x more likely to die in your rental car in Florida than contract Zika while travelling there. (Odds of dying in a car crash in Florida are estimated at 1/8,000)
I just dont like how his doctor worded it, saying I didnt hear that it should be a problem. I would like my doctor to do more research

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #466 on: November 28, 2017, 11:42:58 AM »
At least for Miami, the number of locally transmitted cases so far in 2017 is 1. There are approximately 2.6 MILLION people living in Miami-Dade county, not to mention the number of tourists at any given time. Even if we exclude the tourists, based on YTD 2017 statistics, there is a 0.00004%. For prospective, you are about 1,500x more likely to die in your rental car in Florida than contract Zika while travelling there. (Odds of dying in a car crash in Florida are estimated at 1/8,000)
I wouldn't avoid it because of 1 case, but would if more pop up. The problem is they don't announce these things until weeks or months later.

I need to drive a car wherever I am, that's one of life's risks.
I don't need to vacation in SoFlo.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #467 on: November 28, 2017, 11:51:31 AM »
I wouldn't avoid it because of 1 case, but would if more pop up. The problem is they don't announce these things until weeks or months later.

I need to drive a car wherever I am, that's one of life's risks.
I don't need to vacation in SoFlo.
You could also compare to odds of dying in a plane crash, at the airport etc. My point is that if we were to evaluate our choices based on risks that are literally less than 1 in a million, we'd all go insane.

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #468 on: November 28, 2017, 11:57:48 AM »
You could also compare to odds of dying in a plane crash, at the airport etc. My point is that if we were to evaluate our choices based on risks that are literally less than 1 in a million, we'd all go insane.
I avoided Miami last year not because of a 1 in a million, but because by the time you find out there was an outbreak like in Wynwood I would have already been there and been exposed.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #469 on: December 28, 2017, 12:21:47 AM »
Anyone know if there is real  Zika issue in Costa Rica?
CDC says "Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions" but its from August.

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #470 on: January 14, 2018, 11:38:52 AM »
I would like to travel to the bahamas.  The local health ministry says that there hasnt been a new case of zika in over a year. But the cdc still has it on their website. Should i be concerned?

P.s. if your answer is ask your doctor then dont even bother responding.

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #471 on: January 14, 2018, 11:53:57 AM »
I would like to travel to the bahamas.  The local health ministry says that there hasnt been a new case of zika in over a year. But the cdc still has it on their website. Should i be concerned?

P.s. if your answer is ask your doctor then dont even bother responding.
i love how you would trust a random person here more than your doctor

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #472 on: January 14, 2018, 11:57:29 AM »
i love how you would trust a random person here more than your doctor
Did you read the p.s.? Or just looking to up your post count?

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #473 on: January 14, 2018, 11:58:24 AM »
i love how you would trust a random person here more than your doctor

I dare say the travelers here are more familiar with this subject than the vast majority of doctors, who would just Google it and read back the CDC site to you.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #474 on: January 14, 2018, 11:58:34 AM »
Did you read the p.s.? Or just looking to up your post count?
yes that is exactly what I am commenting on

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #475 on: January 14, 2018, 11:59:26 AM »
I dare say the travelers here are more familiar with this subject than the vast majority of doctors, who would just Google it and read back the CDC site to you.
wow then it's time for a new doctor if that's what he or she does

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #476 on: January 14, 2018, 12:02:32 PM »
yes that is exactly what I am commenting on
Or how about I don't trust that the CDC updates their website when its due to be updated

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #477 on: January 14, 2018, 12:50:06 PM »
wow then it's time for a new doctor if that's what he or she does
Wow, you have a naive view of doctors' omniscience.

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #478 on: January 14, 2018, 12:55:23 PM »
wow then it's time for a new doctor if that's what he or she does
Do you really think your doctor is closely familiar with the specific cases of Zika in certain countries any more than parroting back what the CDC says ?

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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #479 on: January 14, 2018, 12:57:33 PM »
Do you really think your doctor is closely familiar with the specific cases of Zika in certain countries any more than parroting back what the CDC says ?
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