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The recent spread of Zika virus to South America has led to a serious health crisis. Indeed, although infection with this virus is usually mild, for some people it can have serious consequences. In Canada, the virus is not present, but Canadians should still be well informed as Zika is present in most of their favorite sun destinations.

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Travel planning: Health precautions

Planning a trip abroad requires researching more than just transportation, accommodations, and activities. Different countries have different customs: for example, hygiene standards differ from one place to another, and food and water safety isn't always guaranteed. That's why it's important to be well prepared and to take appropriate measures before, during, and even after your trip to minimize the risk of contracting an infection or injuring yourself while you're away.
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