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Zika handbooks created by CARPHA, now in circulation

Providenciales, 25 Jabn 2016 – The Caribbean is getting more Zika ready with the help of CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency).

When Magnetic Media questioned the CHTA and CTO panel on the public safety issues and public health concerns of a modern world, including the new to the region, Zika virus, the six deaths in Tobago from swine flu and how crime is affecting tourism, there was confirmation that plans are activated.

One of those plans included that CARPHA has issued a guide book for hotels on how to deal with Zika.

Frank Comito, CEO of the CHTA exposed that there have been some cancellations of vacations as a result of the health notices in North America but there has been no hysteria.

On the matter of crime, CHTA members have been proactive with visitor safety initiatives including better lighting, better landscaping, addition of CCTV, liaising with local officials and in the case of The Bahamas, there is now a Tourism Police unit.

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