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Sadly people are going to believe what they want to believe no matter how much information you give them. There is more power in the media than people realize. Just today I read that the US CDC is transferring the Ebola money over to investigating/researching Zika. I also know Brazil started a major insecticide spray campaign to kill the mosquitos. But the news media blowing it way out of proportion is what everyone will focus on.

Interesting. It's funny how nuts they went over Ebola when TB kills millions a year and gets less funding and exposure

 

 

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has anyone heard anything about Zika in the dominican republic? talked to any local doctors etc? 

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Anyone booking for 2017 concerned about this? 

 

I just got one potential cancellation from an immediate family member.

@@KJCoins While I do think it's a legit concern, they are saying that Zika has already spread to the US and by this summer it should be in NYC (where I live). My theory on it is, it's going to be here anyway by this summer, so unless you plan to live in a bubble for the whole summer, there's really no reason to think it's going to be any different, any where else. 

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I'm seriously about to cry. Both of my sisters told me today that their families will not be attending due to the Zika virus. One sister said she would still come, and some guests have already said they are not coming. It's too late to find a new venue. Is anyone else in the same boat? The wedding is in Xcaret, Mexico at the end of October this year.

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@@JessicaWaldron Are your sisters pregnant or planning to get pregnant? I'm no medical expert, but my understanding is that if there is no pregnancy involved, and if you contract zika AND actually get sick (which doesn't happen to everyone), it's not much worse than a flu. I would encourage your sisters to get medical advice if they haven't already.

 

 

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Something that might help calm people down is contacted the hotel and asking about their concerns and if they are doing anything to help reduce the other all risk. surprisingly our hotel is very proactive about reducing the risk of zika at the resort, which makes sense as this affects their business. They are taking additional measure to make the hotel is Zika free. the response i got from them was so details it definitely brought some additional relief and everyone else i've shared the response with is definitely feeling more at ease, this includes my finance who was freaking out about zika for our guest. Now he's 100% on board and no longer worried. be proactive and share with people so that they dont freak out on their own. We went through our Zika scare, but now we're at a place where *knock on wood* zika isnt really an issue we're currently worrying about. 

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Just try not to get pregnant down there and get tested when you get back - symptoms usually subside in a week and it usually passes in 2-3 month - get tested again and you are out of danger - it is not something that stays with you your whole life

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