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  1. Art Naughton
    February 22, 2016 @ 10:11 pm

    Hi quick question. Is it correct that that strain of mosquito is not there? You state; “In the Canaries there is no evidence that the platform exists for the transmission of the Zika virus because although that strain of mosquito is NOT there, the virus has not been detected despite the regular links with affected countries ”
    I have read elsewhere that the Aedes mosquito are present in the Canaries?

    Many thanks

  2. Elle Draper
    February 22, 2016 @ 10:41 pm

    Hello Art. This article was written almost a month ago and the situation has changed since then. I’ve not been back in touch with the powers that be sine January so I can’t answer from a knowledgeable position either way. Sorry! x

  3. Donald Keranovic
    February 25, 2016 @ 7:45 pm

    any new information about Zika virus and Canaries?


  4. Elle Draper
    February 25, 2016 @ 8:42 pm

    Not from our end I’m afraid. We’ll be doing some more research but currently are swamped with other things. x

  5. Mia
    March 30, 2016 @ 12:47 pm

    Please update us on whether the canaries are safe from Zika. I see confirmed cases in Cape Verde, which is not too far away and wondering if travel to the Canaries is safe during pregnancy. Thank you for your help!

  6. Elle Draper
    March 30, 2016 @ 8:41 pm

    I’m sorry but we have no up to date news. I would recommend speaking to the Consulate and getting the official line on it. E x

  7. Mary
    June 6, 2016 @ 9:06 pm

    Hi do you know if the zika virus is in the canaries ? Going there in July and wouldn’t want any of the kids getting it

  8. Elle Draper
    June 6, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

    Sorry but we don’t have a recent update. I would recommend that you speak to your travel agent or insurer xx

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