It wasn’t too long ago that the emergence of the little-understood Zika virus in South and Central America led the US to recommend pregnant women avoid traveling to areas where it was spreading (a warning that remains in place). But it’s actually a familiar mosquito-borne disease that’s now prompting a much wider advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: yellow fever. Continue reading Traveling to Brazil? Get Vaccinated ASAP, Says CDC
In early 2014, a 27-year-old Alaskan named Cody Roman Dial embarked on a grand and rambling overland journey through Mexico and Central America. He was the son of National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, a biologist and multisport virtuoso renowned for audacious feats in mountaineering, ice climbing, rafting, and grueling backcountry endurance races. In Anchorage’s adventure circles, Roman is a mythic figure. Cody’s odyssey seemed to be driven at least in part by an attempt to carve out his own space in the wilderness.
New cases of the Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects, have been confirmed in the United Kingdom, health officials said.