Zika virus spreads rapidly in Bahia, Brazil

The outbreak of Zika virus that began in Camacari, in the metropolitan region of
Salvador, has spread to several municipalities, including Salvador, Jequie and Porto Seguro. So far, the total has reached almost 25,000 cases in a matter of months.

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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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