Brazil declares end of Zika state of emergency but UK urges caution

Source: Independent [UK]

“The Brazilian government may have declared the end of the state of emergency related to the Zika virus, but UK health authorities still warn travellers of a ‘high risk of Zika virus transmission.’ Zika is a mosquito-borne virus whose symptoms are similar to dengue fever, including headaches and aching joints. Only one in four infected people develops symptoms of the disease, which is rarely life-threatening. There is no vaccination or medication to prevent Zika infection. … In response to the outbreak which took hold in the southern summer of 2015-16, Brazil launched a mosquito eradication campaign. The health ministry claims it has reduced cases of the Zika virus dramatically.” (05/16/17)