Experts Remind “Spring Breakers” Of Zika Virus

Spring Break is the time of the year when you might head to warm, tropical places for vacation. But this year, pregnant women and their partners might want to rethink that, in light of health warnings about the Zika virus, which continues to spread in places like Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Dr. Jen Brown with the Indiana State Department of Health says although a state resident was diagnosed last month, she doesn’t expect a widespread outbreak here. She says the travel warning for pregnant women and their partners was issued because Zika has been associated with a birth defect that causes babies to be born with small heads and brain damage.