Zika virus reported for first time in Indonesia

People with infected by the Zika virus have been identified for the first time in Indonesia. Its presence in Indonesia is not surprising, since it has been reported in other areas of South East Asia. The number of cases and their location were not specified in this report

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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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