2 more Brazilian states report cases of Zika virus

The states of Alagoas and Pará have reported their first cases of Zika virus infection. They join four other states, Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, that have reported cases.

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Advice For Travellers

Since infection with this virus causes a rather mild flu-like illness, there may be many cases in the community that do not seek medical attention and are not reported to health authorities. Travellers can avoid the inconvenience of this untreatable illness by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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