C.D.C. Issues Travel Alert for 8 More Locations Over Zika Virus

Federal health officials on Friday added eight destinations to the list of those to which pregnant women should not travel in order to avoid infection with the Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in newborns.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, St. Martin and Guyana, as well as the island nations of Samoa, in the South Pacific, and Cape Verde, which sits off the northwest coast of Africa.

St. Martin, Barbados and Guadeloupe are popular tourist destinations, and the travel industry will likely be affected by the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes. Health officials in the United States Virgin Islands announced on Friday that a 42-year-old woman with no…

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