Disney World is the “Happiest Place on Earth”, right?
I just went there for the first time a few months back and had a wonderful experience. The thought and the detail put into everything is beyond compare.
But for some, Disney World and other big tourist destinations may not be the best place to travel. Especially if you’re looking to avoid contracting the terrible Zika virus.
Via The Daily Mail:
A leading British expert has warned pregnant women and couples looking to conceive to ‘think twice’ about travelling to parts of the US – including Florida, home to Walt Disney World – because of the growing threat of the Zika virus.
Those considering holidays to southern states including Texas, Louisiana and Florida – which contains Miami, Cape Canaveral and the Florida Keys – should look at alternatives, said Professor Jimmy Whitworth of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
There is currently no evidence that mosquitoes on the US mainland are infected with the virus, which can leave babies with under-developed brains if their mothers are infected during pregnancy.
There are similar fears about the Olympics in zika-ravaged Brazil. The WHO and others are maintaining that the virus is worse than previous believed and that extra caution should be taken by expectant mothers.
Here’s a diagram explaining how Zika transmission works:
All very scary stuff.
Are you afraid of the zika virus? Share your thoughts.