How to prevent Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases from impacting your family
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned parents to keep an eye on their children while traveling abroad, but not everyone agrees with the recommendation.CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” host asked about the travel advisory from the CDC, which stated that “there is no evidence to suggest that traveling abroad poses a risk of Zika virus transmission.”
“Is it the same advice I’m given to my parents about what I should be doing when I’m traveling overseas?
No, it is not,” CNN host Anderson Cooper said.CNN senior medical correspondent Dr. Richard Lieberman said the CDC has been doing more research into the Zika virus and that the advice given to parents is not based on research.”
We do not think that these are the best practices to follow in terms of your child’s health, because it’s a virus that we’re really learning more about.
We think that a lot of these parents, particularly if they are traveling overseas, may not have the experience that they would like to have,” Lieberman said.”
If you look at what CDC says on the matter, if you look a little deeper into the data, they are recommending that parents do not travel abroad.
I think it’s more important for them to follow the CDC advice,” Lieberman added.
The travel advisory also recommends parents to check their own vaccinations, which includes vaccinations for dengue, malaria, pertussis, polio, tetanus and varicella, which are among the many diseases that have been linked to Zika.CNN has been providing updates on the Zika situation throughout the week.