Zika virus is now in the Dominican REpublic

The first case of Zika virus has been reported in the Dominican Republic. Since the mosquito that transmits this virus is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, more cases in more countries can be expected.

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 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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