The Bahamas Now Open for Babymooning
After an update from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this month, moms- and dads-to-be can put a slew of paradisaical islands back on their babymoon wish lists – namely, the Bahamas.
The Zika virus may not be at the top of news headlines anymore, but for pregnant (or trying-to-be) couples who are yearning for an island getaway, it's still a thing. Walk into any obstetrician's office, and you'll still be greeted by walls papered with flyers warning against travel to many otherwise alluring vacation destinations, due to these areas' ongoing struggles with Zika-infected Aedes mosquitoes, which scientists have linked to birth defects.
Thankfully, the CDC removed the islands of the Bahamas (all of them, including tourist favorites Nassau, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, Eleuthra, Harbour Island and Bimini) from the map of areas with Zika risk in early February. An official at the CDC gave us the lowdown on the change, explaining that the Bahamas had had no confirmed cases of Zika for the last 12 months, meeting the criteria for them to be classified as having "no known risk of Zika infection."
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