Business Travel Coalition (BTC) has introduced a new resource centre for Zika virus information.
The purpose of the Zika.travel Resource Center is to provide travel industry personnel with efficient and timely access to breaking news, analyzes, tools and government links concerning this virus for decision-making purposes. The resource centre can be accessed at http://www.Zika.travel and is updated daily.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that while a causal relationship between the Aedes aegypti mosquito-borne Zika virus and brain, hearing and vision damage in babies is “strongly suspected,” it has cautioned that the linkage remains only circumstantially for now.
WHOs director general, Dr. Margaret Chan, stated last week, “The level of concern is high, as is the level of uncertainty. Questions abound. We need to get some answers quickly. Depending on the uncertainties, the seriousness of the questions and the availability of answers, both leisure and business travel demand could be impacted.”