@ZedPM3 We're headed to Canada too!
Does the company have other options? For example, could you go to Bermuda instead, and possibly pay a bit more?
Also, I would ask if your tickets are transferable. If they are, maybe you can resell them to a friend?
I wouldn't go. I am in the medical field and have been following this for a while now. I expect this issue to become a big, horrific deal soon...
In Brazil, a rise from 150 cases of microcephaly per year to 3500 cases since October is huge, it's unthinkable. Today a similar case has been identified in Hawaii...
Not to be an alarmist here but with these statistics, you couldn't pay me to go anywhere near - and I've lived in Iraq while pregnant with my second so I wouldn't call myself risk averse
So that would mean that somebody who had Zika virus would need to get
bitten, and while you are at your destination, you would need to be bitten by an
infected mosquito. Then you would have to assume that you would actually
get the virus, and the following potential ramifications. So I seriously question if you were someplace (like Aruba, where I am slated to go), that's not on the list and you aren't around a lot of people, and you wear bug spray, what kind of risk there is...
Pregnancy is all about avoiding risks. But your chance of getting
into a car accident is still much greater (like exponentially) than
getting this illness. The main concern, I think, is if you can even
enjoy your trip and put your anxiety to bed. Your/my risk of that anxiety is
about 100% while your chance of Zika is like 0.001%.