The mosquito-borne Zika virus first triggered a global health alert in early 2016. Continued media reports of the outbreak come as millions of people typically prepare to vacation in areas where the Zika virus is present, from Mexico and Central America, throughout the Caribbean and south to Brazil.
For the hospitality industry, the threat of the disease poses a significant challenge as guests may rethink their travel plans in light of the spread of the virus.
U.S. federal health officials expect the number of Zika cases to rise given the magnitude of recent outbreaks and the number of people returning to the country from affected regions.
Chubb stands ready to aid insureds in their risk management and emergency preparedness efforts.