Zika virus appears to be spreading faster than expected in Colombia

In the past 4 months, the number of people infected with the Zika virus has grown from 16 patients to 239 cases. Infected people have now been confirmed in the departments of Bolivar, Antioquia, San Andres, Norte de Santander and Sucre.

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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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