Zika virus is spreading in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dozens of patients have been diagnosed with Zika virus infections in Rio de Janeiro, up to 100 cases in 1 day in one clinic.

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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.