Zika Virus - March 25, 2016
There have been travel-related cases of Zika virus reported in Canada. However, there have been no locally acquired cases. On March 8, 2016 the World Health Organization declared the Zika Virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy avoid travel to countries with ongoing Zika virus outbreaks. All travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites.
- Pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy should avoid travel to countries with ongoing Zika virus outbreak
- Travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites at all times
- Most people with the Zika virus illness will have mild symptoms that resolve with simple supportive care
- If travel cannot be avoided or postponed strict mosquito bite prevention measures should be followed
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