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Several airlines change travel policies for areas hit by mosquito-related Zika virus

Several airlines change travel policies for areas hit by mosquito-related Zika virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes rest on the forearm of a health technician in a lab conducting research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus in Guatemala City.(Josue Decavele/Reuters)Several major airlines are changing their policies on refunds and changes to travel plans for those headed to areas affected by the mosquito-related virus Zika.At least a dozen infections have been reported in part of Miami, according to health officials.

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CDC Director: Zika travel advisory to Florida could last a year

CDC Director: Zika travel advisory to Florida could last a year

Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks with The Post’s Lena Sun about how it’s tackling the mosquito-borne virus as local cases spread in the United States (The Washington Post)On Aug. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged pregnant women to avoid visiting a South Florida neighborhood where mosquito-borne cases of the Zika virus have emerged.It was the first time officials have warned against travel to part of the continental United States because of the outbreak of an infectious disease.The travel advisory is for a one-mile-square area that includes Wynwood, one of Miami’s trendiest neighborhoods, which has a diverse mix of high-end art galleries, blocks of intricate murals and warehouse graffiti, and aging bungalows.

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Some airlines change travel policies related to Zika

Some airlines change travel policies related to Zika

MIAMI – Several airlines have changed their refund policies when it comes to travel to areas affected by the mosquito virus Zika.Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Delta and Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that they implemented a flexible travel policy for customers with reservations to areas affected by the Zika virus.Each airline has a separate policy and travelers are advised to contact their individual carrier for details.

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