Curaçao is another country that is reporting Zika virus

A person in Curaçao has been diagnosed with Zika virus acquired from local mosquitoes.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Zika Fever.

Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to this virus in Curaçao is currently low. However, as the virus spreads in the mosquito population, the risk will increase.

Travellers can minimize the risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Since infection with this virus usually causes a rather mild illness similar to flu, there may be many cases in the community that do not seek medical attention and are not reported to health authorities. There is growing scientific evidence that this virus may be the cause of microcephaly (small brain) in newborn infants. As a precautionary measure, women who are pregnant in their first trimester should consider postponing travel to countries where this virus is spreading or, at a minimum take extra precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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