The bad news about the Zika virus, which has been tied to crippling birth defects, keeps coming. With travel such an integral part of the event and meetings business, how are companies addressing the issue? Our sister publications group, MeetingsNet, takes a look:

Meeting and travel planners have a lot of questions about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and unfortunately some of those questions are unanswerable right now. For example, despite a dramatic increase in the cases of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil, the causal relationship between the Zika virus and the birth defect has not been proven, said Dr. Eugene Delaune, USA chief medical officer for Europ Assistance, who participated in a February 18 webinar presented by the Global Business Travel Association. Delaune led off the webinar with what is known about the Zika virus now …. MeetingsNet

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