Expectant couples avoiding Latin America, other Zika hotspots

February 3, 2016 6:17 AM

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NEW YORK Feb 3 Expectant couples planning "babymoon" vacations are increasingly steering clear of Latin America and the Caribbean amid warnings about a suspected link between a Zika virus outbreak in the region and birth defects, travel agents say.

Airlines and hotel chains say it is too early to tell if the Zika epidemic is affecting bookings. But some "babymooners" - parents-to-be taking last-hurrah vacations - have backed out of trips and changed itineraries.

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