New case of Zika in South Korea

South Korea has reported its seventh case of Zika fever. The new case is living in Guatemala and has probably acquired the disease in this country.

All cases reported in South Korea are travel-related.

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Advice For Travellers

There is no active transmission in South Korea.

The risk of exposure to this virus in countries where there is active transmission may be high. The risk of exposure for the general traveller in any particular location is difficult to estimate since so many infected people have no symptoms and are not recorded officially. There may be many infected people in the community.

There is no vaccine or specific treatment for this infection. Travellers can minimize the risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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