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Zika fears pushing up travel insurance sales for trips to Latin America

A traveller holding a zika virus information flyer from the Chilean Health Ministry at Santiago's international airport. The World Health Organization on Monday called the virus a global health emergency that could infect as many as four million people in the Americas.

New York

TRAVEL insurance sales for trips to Latin America have surged as vacationers consider scrapping their plans to avoid the rapidly spreading Zika virus, one of the top US providers, RoamRight, said on Monday.

The Maryland-based company, part of insurer Arch Capital Group Ltd