Travel news: Zika Virus

For those travelling and returning from Brazil it is important to be aware of the Zika Virus.
The infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.

What are the symptoms?

Deaths are rare and only one-in-five people infected is thought to develop symptoms. These include:

  • mild fever
  • conjunctivitis (red, sore eyes)
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • a rash