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Old 05-11-2015, 00:48   #1
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Cases of Zika virus (ZIKV) have been reported from the island of Santiago. Areas affected include the capital, Praia, and the municipalities of Santa Cruz and San Domingos. It is the first time locally-acquired cases of the virus have occurred in Cape Verde. Zika virus belongs to a group of viruses called "flaviviruses", which also includes dengue and West Nile Virus. The disease spreads to humans via the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms include a rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eyes). No specific treatment or vaccine is available.
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Thanks for the heads up Bulawayo, I am looking to stopover there for a bit next year sometime, so will have to see how things progress.

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Re: Cape Verde islands

Welcome; an ex-colleague is in practice there, hence I got the advice.
It would not prevent me from going but good to be aware so you can take enhanced precautions.
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