Taiwan issues alert for South, Central America over Zika virus

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/27
By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA) The government has raised its travel warning for South

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

and Central America because of a recent increase in confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in some countries there, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Sunday.

The CDC cautioned local citizens to take precautions against mosquito bites if they plan to travel to South or Central America, adding that the government has raised its travel warning for these regions to the level of “Watch.”

As there is no vaccine or medication for Zika, travelers to these regions are advised to use insect repellent, wear protective clothing, and stay in lodgings where there are mosquito screens on windows and doors, the CDC added.     [FULL  STORY]

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