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zika virus risk
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Amber (
Date:   01-27-16 12:00


I am travelling soon, Feb 8-13, to Culebra for a camping trip. I am travelling with my sister, her three year old, as well as my one year old. Additionally, Im five months pregnant. The camping lifestyle does not deter us, even with the children, however, now that we've booked the flights we're hearing about zika virus.

Zika can cause very severe brain deformities in fetuses in the mother is infected. We read on the CDC page that Puerto Rico has had 18 confirmed cases since the first reported one in December 15.

I was curious if someone could give me info of any cases having been confirmed on Culebra. Or at least, what the mosquito pressure is like there. Being breezy doesn't always mean bug free, but Im hoping it helps.

Thanks so much,
Concerned Mama

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Re: zika virus risk
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: bosie (
Date:   01-29-16 10:57

I don't know any particulars about Zika cases on Culebra, but I do think you need to speak with your doctor before you travel to the area. Personally, I would not risk it. If you do go to Culebra, be sure to use plenty of deet and a mosquito net. I've heard that some airlines are refunding money for pregnant travelers.

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Re: zika virus risk
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Kelly Strasburger (
Date:   01-29-16 13:36

Dear Amber,

Please strongly consider cancelling your trip as you are pregnant and as an RN I truly believe your risk factors are way to high. The health issues related to infants exposed to the Zika virus are catastrophic. Its just not worth it.

Good luck to you!

Kelly RN

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Re: zika virus risk
Culebra, Puerto Rico
Author: Michael (
Date:   01-30-16 05:25

Enjoy Culebra!


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