Zika virus increasing slowly (for now) in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Two cities, Natal and São Gonçalo do Amarante, have reported the 18 cases of Zika virus in the State. The virus is also being reported in the states of Maranhão and Paraíba.

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Advice For Travellers

Since infection with this virus causes 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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