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Zika travel alert for St Kitts-Nevis

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New York.- The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Monday issued a zika virus travel notice for St Kitts and Nevis.

The travel notice was issue following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection. Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes. CDC recommends that travelers to St Kitts and Nevis protect themselves from mosquito bites. Mosquitoes that spread zika are aggressive daytime biters. They also bite at night. There is no vaccine or medicine for zika virus. The best way to avoid zika virus infection is to prevent mosquito bites.

Sexual transmission of zika virus from a male partner is also possible, so travelers are also encouraged to use condoms or not have sex.

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