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Zika outbreak: Travel advice

Zika outbreak: Travel advice virus has spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas.

The unprecedented and explosive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease is causing fear in the affected regions.

While the effects are generally mild, the greatest concern is about a strongly suspected link with brain defects in babies.

There have been no travel bans, but what advice is there for people visiting the regions?

The Pan American Health Organization is publishing updates on the affected countries.

The UK’s National Travel Health Network and Centre says pregnant women should reconsider their travel plans, and that any traveller should seek advice from a health professional before departing. Via


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