By Dan BongianOctober 19, 2020 7:37am EDTThere are several reasons why you should not travel to Brazil this fall, including a Zika outbreak, the coronavirus, and a potentially severe cold that could lead to pneumonia.
But the country is in the midst of a Zika crisis.
It has already experienced the worst outbreak of Zika since 1947, with more than 12,000 cases reported so far.
And now there’s even more to worry about: The virus is spreading at a rate of more than 10,000 per day.
Here are some of the key health risks you might encounter while traveling to Brazil:The virus has already infected at least 6,000 people in Brazil, with thousands more believed to have contracted it, according to the World Health Organization.
That means Brazil could be one of the hardest hit places in the world.
“Brazil is currently the most impacted country in the Americas, the most affected in Europe, and the most vulnerable to a pandemic,” WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said in a statement.
Chan said the virus has “potentially far-reaching and severe implications for Brazil, its economy and its population.”
The outbreak in Brazil has already resulted in more than 300 deaths and 2,000 confirmed cases.
In a statement, the country’s health ministry says more than 2,100 cases were recorded across the country in October, and more than 1,400 new cases have been recorded.
The ministry also said at least 1,800 deaths have been attributed to the virus.