Exclusive: Zika virus discourages many Americans from Latin America travel: poll

February 7, 2016 2:24 PM

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Exclusive: Zika virus discourages many Americans from Latin America travel: poll

The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they are less likely to take such a trip, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.

The poll is the latest sign the virus, suspected to be linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, could depress travel to popular cold-weather getaways in the coming months.

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