THIS WEEK, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION announced that they would not recommend the cancellation or postponement of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil as a result of the Zika virus. Then the Center for Disease Control announced that 6 women who had been infected with the virus in the US had pregnancies with birth defects. This might sound scary to some Americans who, thanks to the saturation news coverage of the virus, have visions of a 28 Days Later-like virus spreading all over the world thanks to a global event held in the epicenter of the pandemic.
This, as it turns out, is a little overblown. Things are nowhere near that dire. But there will likely be reports of cases of Zika in the United States over the next few months, and some travelers may start to question their plans in and outside of the country. These are the basics of what you need to know.