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Zika Virus Alert

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate said: “There were cases of Zika Virus last year spread by people passing through Fiji.” The signs and symptoms are high
03 Feb 2016 11:06
Zika Virus Alert

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate said: “There were cases of Zika Virus last year spread by people passing through Fiji.”

The signs and symptoms are high fever, pain behind the eyes and on the joints, muscles and bones, severe head ache, rash over most part of the body, mild bleeding from the nose or gums and bruising easily.

People are encouraged to visit their nearest health centre to get checked up if they have these sypmtoms.

The Ministry also advises the public to avoid mosquito bites and at the same time destroy all mosquito breeding grounds.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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