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Zika travel warning

The foreign ministry issued a travel warning on Wednesday for people travelling or living in countries where the Zika virus is circulating.
The ministry advised people to take every precaution, including wearing appropriate clothing, using repellents, and mosquito nets while sleeping.
People who display symptoms within three weeks of their return from a country affected by the virus should contact their doctor.
Symptoms start between two and seven days after a person is bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus
They include fever that could last between four and seven days, rash, joint pain, red eyes, muscle pains, and headache.
Only one in five of the people who contracted the virus show symptoms.
Pregnant women planning to travel to one of the affected countries should discuss their plan with their doctor and consider postponing the trip, the ministry said.


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