The facts on the mosquito-borne disease that has the CDC urging some travelers to reconsider their vacations. 

By Brigitt Earley
February 04, 2016

On January 15, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an unprecedented travel alert—the first to apply to a particular subset of people—for South American, Central American, and Caribbean countries due to growing concern about the potential dangers of the Zika virus, a disease that’s transmitted to humans via mosquito bites. The warning, which is at a level two (out of three), means travelers should “practice enhanced precautions.” Here, experts answer common questions about the Zika virus:

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