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February 22, 2016
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Americas: Zika and Travel: What Companies Are Doing Now


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Meeting and travel planners have a lot of questions about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and unfortunately some of those questions are unanswerable right now.

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For example, despite a dramatic increase in the cases of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil, the causal relationship between the Zika virus and the birth defect has not been proven, said Dr. Eugene Delaune, USA chief medical officer for Europ Assistance, who participated in a February 18 webinar presented by the Global Business Travel Association. Also presenting were Christopher Pardee, manager, health intelligence, iJet, and Dr. Myles Druckman, SVP, medical services, International SOS. Delaune led off the webinar with what is known about the Zika virus now.

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