Zika virus transmission confirmed in Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Sixteen cases of zika virus (8 in Bahia and 8 in Rio Grande do Norte) have been confirmed by health authorities.

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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.