The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned pregnant women to take precautions against mosquito bites when traveling to the Caribbean and Central America this year. The Centers say that mosquito in those regions carry the Zika virus that mosquitoes can have. According to WIVB:

On Tuesday, the CDC expanded its travel alert for pregnant women to add the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to the list of areas with Zika outbreaks. The CDC has already recommended that pregnant women consider postponing trips to 22 other destinations.

 

— In Central and South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela.

 

— In the Caribbean: Barbados, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, St. Martin and Puerto Rico.

 

— And Cape Verde, off the coast of western Africa, and Samoa in the South Pacific

Many airlines are refunding women who are pregnant and booked a ticket.