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Webster Groves couple cancels 'babymoon' following Zika virus warning

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Aamna Anwer and her husband canceled their "babymoon" after hearing of the Zika virus Aamna Anwer and her husband canceled their "babymoon" after hearing of the Zika virus

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A couple from Webster Groves canceled their “babymoon” after hearing the Center for Disease Control’s warning about the Zika virus.

Aamna Anwer is in the middle of her second trimester with her first child. She was supposed to leave for Puerto Rico with her husband on Tuesday, but after they found out about the virus they canceled their trip.

The Zika virus is carried by mosquitos and is suspected of causing birth defects.

“We looked it up quickly we googled it and of course it was at the very bottom of the list of 20 countries and Puerto Rico was right at the bottom so we didn’t even hesitate we canceled everything right away there was no question the safety and health of the baby came first,” Anwer said.

Unfortunately, the couple did not have trip insurance, but they booked refundable rates so they did get most of their money back.

Click here to view the warning from the CDC. 

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