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Fear of Zika Impacts Daily Life, Travel in U.S., Latin America

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    Colombia has over 20,500 cases of Zika infection so far.

     With many discovered cases of Zika virus and three deaths in Colombia, NBC News reports that many people are afraid of traveling. 

    The owner of Keka's Travel Agency in Miami, which specializes in travel to Central and South America, said 20 percent of the trips they booked have been canceled.

    "They are canceling because they are afraid of becoming infected," said owner Maria Angelica Morales.

    Anaís Rodríguez, who lives in Miami and is 2 months pregnant, said she's taking a lot of precautions. She wears pants and sweaters or long-sleeved shirts every day, even when it's 80 degrees outside.

    Last week, she found a mosquito in her bathroom and didn't waste time killing it. "I put a plug in the bathtub drain in case any mosquitoes are able to breed in the water that is there," Rodriguez said.