Boarding our flight shortly…just want to share a snippet into the thinking of one of our travelers.  My niece Avalon has a chronic illness called Cystic Fibrosis, so when news of the chikungunya virus came to our attention, there was a bit of a frenzy in the decision-making around travelers at risk. Avalon being one of our main concerns. She will be traveling with her family – sharing in the adventure of reuniting her brothers to their birth country. She really did not want to miss this.

A phone call was made to a pulmonologist at the University of Minnesota who responded like this…

I have reviewed her file, researched the virus, and feel that you should not keep your daughter in a bubble.  This virus should not compromise her CF.  No worries. Safe travels.

So she will travel.  She will use precautions – Deet Insect Repellent, mosquito nets at night, insect repellent bracelet…

She even considered bug zappers…

Avalonchik v text msg

Chances are pretty good that some of us will get the virus [fever, rash, intense joint pain.]  We are aware.  We are prepared.  It would be a big blessing to keep the virus away from this sweet girlie.


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