The Best Repellent for Zika fears- Learning the Facts!

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Combating Zika is a serious global health issue, but there are misperceptions about the virus, causing fears to be blown out of proportion to the risk Zika poses among those not pregnant or trying to conceive.


The general population has little to fear about to Zika. If you already have booked a trip or are considering a visit to Puerto Rico, here are three facts travelers need to know:


FACT:   Currently, the CDC reports 7,296 cases of Zika (less than one half of one percent of Puerto Rico’s population of 3.5 million).


FACT:  The mosquito that carries the Zika virus is rarely present on our beaches because the ocean is not standing water and the beaches tend to be windy.

FACT:   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80 percent of people infected with Zika never even show symptoms, and when they do, those symptoms (e.g., fever, rash, joint pain) are typically mild, usually last only two to seven days, and can be mitigated with rest, fluids, and everyday medication.

Travelers who follow CDC guidelines can have a worry-free vacation in Puerto Rico, and we urge travelers to get the facts by visiting