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    Zika Virus

    Well thankfully this virus has not been reported in Aruba yet. With Aruba being in such close proximity to many of the effected areas it certainly is a concern. Does anyone who lives in Aruba know if the government is starting to get prepared for this? Are they contemplating spraying areas known for standing water, etc?

    This is an obvious concern for woman (and possibly men) of child bearing age not to mention pregnant women.
    happiness is going to Aruba with your adult kids because they still want to come with their parents

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    Government is following closely and are, as always, sending messages about mosquito control and posting info about all three viruses, dengue, chic-v and Zika.They are being very proactive.

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    Worried about the ZIKA Virus?

    Check your airlines
    you might be eligible for a refund/ change of flight

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/wor...its-2016-01-28

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    Is Aruba one of those places? To be honest, the first year we ended up in Aruba is because we were going to Puerto Rico and they had that big dengue fever thing. we were waiting to hear back from someone to rent from VRBO and we see the news report on CNN so we decided to go to Aruba instead. So thank you dengue fever, lol....

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    Zika Virus
    check above threadQUOTE=gaby;290269]Is Aruba one of those places? To be honest, the first year we ended up in Aruba is because we were going to Puerto Rico and they had that big dengue fever thing. we were waiting to hear back from someone to rent from VRBO and we see the news report on CNN so we decided to go to Aruba instead. So thank you dengue fever, lol....[/QUOTE]

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    The Zika virus has not yet been reported in Aruba. However, it has been diagnosed in Venezuela and Curacao. See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-virus-caribbean .

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    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Am I correct in assuming that the virus cannot be transmitted from human to human ? I also wonder if animals, such as dogs can be infected. Have been reading up on it but have not seen any reference to these questions. Anyone?

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    It CAN be transmitted from human to human see below, I am updating my response because I said no earlier. Interesting question about dogs, I have never read about the issue with dogs but certainly would not rule it out.

    Dallas County Health and Human Services in Texas said it has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus was transmitted through sexual contact this year.The patient, the county said, "was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a country where Zika virus is present." The county said the patient had recently traveled to to Venezuela, a country where Zika is actively transmitted, but the sexual partner had not traveled.


    In a statement to CNN, the CDC said it confirmed the test results showing Zika present in the blood of a "nontraveler in the continental United States."
    Based on that, the CDC has updated its advice: "The best way to avoid Zika virus infection is to prevent mosquito bites AND to avoid exposure to semen from someone who has been exposed to Zika virus or has been ill from Zika virus infection."
    Last edited by Aruba4ever; 02-02-2016 at 06:02 PM.

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