Sunday, September 25, 2016

Zika Virus Australia: 10 Travel Spots That Are Zika Free

Zika Virus Australia: 10 Travel Spots That Are Zika Free

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With the spread of Zika virus across the globe, people who love travelling are now having boring days. The threat of the infection prohibits them from planning a trip for fear that they might get affected.

However, studies have found that places with colder climates are less prone to the virus attack. With winter just around the corner, travelers have started planning their trips. Normally, people plan their trips to Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Mexico, but the warning issued by authorities have restricted places for visit by pregnant women.

Here is a list of places with warmer climates that you can freely visit without any fear of Zika virus infection.

  • San Diego, California
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Austin, Texas
  • Lanai, Hawaii
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Bermuda
  • Uruguay
  • Dubai
  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Capetown

The above-mentioned places are best known for the sightseeing and adventure they provide to tourists. Australians are always in search of opportunities to travel across the globe. The Zika virus might dishearten them this winter but the list provided above won’t let their travel expectations down in any way.

For travelers from other parts of the world who desire to visit Australia without Zika fears, the Huffington Post mentions two best options for them. One is Western Australia, where tourists find beaches to spend their days with best night life as well. Cable Beach and Eighty-Mile Beach are the best spots in the Australian state.

In addition, visitors can also opt for Sunshine Coast and enjoy their Aussie vacation.

Besides the places mentioned above, New Zealand can also be one of the options where travelers can plan their vacation as the Zika infection threat is low there. However, whatever cases have been reported there are only because of the people bringing the infection home from other nations.

Nelson Malborough Institute of Technology’s Gareth Parry, Eric Buenz and Matthew Peacey said that the volume of Aedes species of mosquitoes carrying the virus is greater in Pacific countries.

“Thus, travelers to these areas are at risk of infection,” they wrote, as mentioned by Newshub. “New Zealand travelers returning from endemic areas have developed the illness associated with the virus, but the probability of autochthonous (individual-to-individual) transmission in New Zealand is very small.”