READING official advice, it is difficult to know how seriously business travellers should treat the Zika virus. Health agencies in Britain and America, for example, have hedged their advisories. Britain’s National Travel Health Network and Centre is urging “pregnant women to consider avoiding travel to areas reporting active Zika transmission”. The American Centers for Disease Control, meanwhile, suggests travellers “practice enhanced precautions” in more than 20 countries. Others have taken it a step further. India’s Health Ministry has told Indians to defer or cancel all “non-essential travel” to affected countries.

So should businesses scrap any planned work trips to the parts of Central and South America that are most…Continue reading


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