The Kardashian family could possibly have been exposed to the Zika virus in Cuba, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put on its risk list. The reality stars visited the formerly off-limits island for this year's annual family vacation, which, of course, was filmed for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
"Local mosquito transmission of Zika infection has been reported in Cuba," the CDC website said. "Local mosquito transmission means that mosquitoes in the area are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people."
Let's hope the reality TV family doused themselves with bug spray, “because Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes,” the CDC wrote. It is recommended “that travelers to Cuba protect themselves from mosquito bites.”
The Kardashians had a fabulous time in Cuba, according to their social media posts. "I love Cuba! One of our best trips yet!" Kim Kardashian West said about the vacation via Instagram Friday. "Being away and living in the moment having no phone service was so amazing! We felt like we stepped back into a different time period. I can't wait to go back. Thank you Cuba!"
Khloe Kardashian, who was slammed for posing for a picture under Fidel Castro’s name, wrote a similar message. “With every day, my goal is to expand my mind. Now, it has been filled with new memories and knowledge of culture, food, traditions, daily life. ... It will never go back to yesterday's dimensions! I'm so blessed to be able to appreciate another's culture,” she wrote Wednesday.
While the Kardashian clan had a fabulous time, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a Cuban exile, slammed the family for being insensitive. "I know it's cool for celebrities to go to Cuba, but the Cuban people don't experience the glamorous Havana that is featured on social media,” she said in a statement to People magazine Wednesday. “Far from photo shoots and fruity drinks, everyday Cubans experience a different, sad reality."
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