Millions of people are expected to travel to the U.”s Caribbean islands next month as the Zika outbreak spreads, and many will be trying to avoid traveling to the region.
The U.N. has announced a travel warning for the Caribbean island of Dominica, warning residents to brace for “a long wait” to see a doctor due to the outbreak.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country is “at the forefront of fighting the spread of Zika.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 400,000 Americans have tested positive for the virus.
A CDC spokesperson said a total of 7,300 people have died from the virus, most of them in the Caribbean.”
The CDC said the number of people in need of urgent care has more than doubled since the virus was first detected in the Dominican Republic last week.””
We’ve been seeing it all along the U, South and Central America, and now it’s spreading into the Caribbean.”
The CDC said the number of people in need of urgent care has more than doubled since the virus was first detected in the Dominican Republic last week.
“That’s why the United Kingdom and other developed countries have stepped up efforts to get the most people in emergency care,” Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald said the U-19 team that was sent to the Dominican island is the largest in the world.
She said they are also doing “very, very well.”
“We’ve had over 2,000 people with symptoms, and they are all being monitored,” Fitzgerald added.
The CDC says there are now 4,828 confirmed cases in Puerto Rico, 2,500 in the Cayman Islands and 1,838 in the Virgin Islands.