Zika virus confirmed in Brazil and Guatemala

Laboratory tests have confirmed that the Zika virus is infecting residents in Teresina in the state of Piaui.

With the reports of 5 cases of this infection, the Zika virus appears to have reached Guatemala.

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

Advice For Travellers

Since infection with this 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.

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