CDC issues a Cuba travel warning over the Zika virus

March 19, 2016 9:43 PM

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CDC issues a Cuba travel warning over the Zika virus

The Zika virus is now being transmitted from mosquitoes to people in Cuba, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday, marking another advance in a worrying epidemic that has been linked to a wide range of birth defects and neurological disorders.

The travel advisory comes on the eve of President Obama's historic visit to the island nation. Hundreds of staff members, reporters, business leaders and members of Congress were expected to travel with the president.

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