Case of Zika virus are reported in Paraná, Brazil

Sporadic cases of Zika virus infection have been reported from various locations in the state of Paraná. The latest case was reported from the city of São Miguel do Iguaçu. Two other cases occurred in Curitiba and Telêmaco Borba.

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Advice For Travellers

Zika virus infection is easily confused with dengue and chikungunya. Since infection with the Zika virus results in 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.