CDC issues additional sites to Zika travel watch list

The Centers for Disease Control added two more destinations to the Zika virus travel notices this week. Trinidad and Tobago and the Marshall Islands are now on the CDC’s Level 2 – Practice Enhanced Precautions list. In a news release, the CDC said¬† that specific areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing are often difficult to determine and are likely to continue to change over time. As more areas are identified, more will be listed by the CDC.

According to the release, travelers to areas where cases of Zika have been recently confirmed are at risk of being infected with the Zika virus. Mosquitoes that spread Zika are aggressive daytime biters.  They also bite at night. There is no vaccine or medicine available for Zika virus.

The best way to avoid Zika virus infection, the CDC says, is to avoid mosquito bites.