Outbreak of Zika virus in Cape Verde

Since September, there have been approximately 1,000 suspected cases of Zika virus in Cape Verde. Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of this virus.

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

Advice For Travellers

Since infection with this virus 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. Travellers can avoid the inconvenience of this untreatable illness by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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