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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2016, 05:51:19 PM »
All of them:
https://www.google.com/search?q=zika&oq=zika&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61j69i60j69i61j69i60j69i59.503j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8#q=zika&tbm=nws

CDC:
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-mexico
"Men who have traveled to an area with Zika should use condoms to protect their sex partners. If the manís partner is pregnant, the couple should either use condoms the right way every time or not have sex during the pregnancy."
So when they advise the men to use condoms, they mean for the next year?
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2016, 05:53:46 PM »
So when they advise the men to use condoms, they mean for the next year?
It's vague as they simply don't know how long Zika lasts in sperm. I'm sure they're working on figuring that out now, but it's way too soon to know. And 80% of people infected with Zika don't display any symptoms, so you wouldn't even know.

Ebola can last in sperm for up to a year after treatment: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/rtis/ebola-virus-semen/en/

And there isn't even any treatment for Zika yet...like I said, scary stuff and it definitely has changed how I've been traveling.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2016, 05:58:01 PM by Dan »
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #62 on: March 18, 2016, 05:58:04 PM »
They simply don't know how long Zika lasts in sperm. I'm sure they're working on figuring that out now, but it's way too soon to know.
Ebola can last in sperm for a year after treatment. And there isn't even any treatment for Zika yet...
Wow. I officially got scared :-[. Do you have any suggestions of where it's safe to go and carribean-level nice, flying from Miami?
As of now I have a jetsmarter to Miami from NY.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #63 on: March 18, 2016, 05:59:31 PM »
Wow. I officially got scared :-[. Do you have any suggestions of where it's safe to go and carribean-level nice flying from Miami?
Bermuda seems safe for now. And there's always California.
I'm in the same boat as you. Cancelled SJU and GIG plans. Probably going to skip Pesach in Florida as it's hard to plan for that when Zika could very well be local there by then.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #64 on: March 18, 2016, 06:00:08 PM »
Bermuda seems safe for now.
I'm in the same boat as you. Cancelled SJU and GIG plans. Probably going to skip Pesach in Florida as it's hard to plan for that when Zika could very well be local there by then.
You got doctor notes?
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #65 on: March 18, 2016, 06:00:38 PM »
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #66 on: March 18, 2016, 06:01:29 PM »
People going to SJU for Pesach are crazy. Spreading like wildfire there.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2016, 06:02:32 PM »
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Lucky you! So I'm gonna have to start fighting with JetBlue, and BA for a miles booking..
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #68 on: March 18, 2016, 06:05:03 PM »
Not hard with a Drs note.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #69 on: March 18, 2016, 06:06:39 PM »
Bermuda seems safe for now. And there's always California.
I'm in the same boat as you. Cancelled SJU and GIG plans. Probably going to skip Pesach in Florida as it's hard to plan for that when Zika could very well be local there by then.
Does it make sense for me to book Bermuda now? Or do you think it can very well join the party by the time i fly-which is mid-April?
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #70 on: March 18, 2016, 06:07:18 PM »
Not hard with a Drs note.
Do they cancel the husbands ticket as well?
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2016, 06:08:58 PM »
Does it make sense for me to book Bermuda now? Or do you think it can very well join the party by the time i fly-which is mid-April?
Not a prophet, sorry.

Do they cancel the husbands ticket as well?
They'll cancel the whole party.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2016, 10:18:08 PM »
Obviously everyone should follow their doctor/CDC, but in curious about this whole pregnant within the year thing.
If a man has Zika, even if it can last in his sperm for that long-wouldn't he infect his wife sooner? And in that case wouldn't she later be immune when she gets pregnant?


On another point, this is going to be a disaster for the summer Olympics
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #73 on: March 19, 2016, 10:24:56 PM »
Zika is just getting started.
It will be in FL, HI, and TX soon and that's when all hell will break loose. Very scary stuff.
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Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2016, 12:07:13 AM »
Not hard with a Drs note.
Friend of mine is having trouble with AA. They said that they'll only let him cancel with a note that says his wife is pregnant now.