Published On: Tue, May 26th, 2015

Virus not yet been reported on the island

ZikaWILLEMSTAD - The zikavirus has not yet been reported in Curaçao, but a multidisciplinary team is already preparing for the possible emergence of this disease. This is based on information from Dr. Sirving Keli of the Public Health Department.

The virus has already surfaced in Brazil and probably in Chile, the GGD alerts. The symptoms of the zikavirus are similar to those of chikungunya and dengue, but then in a milder form.

This disease is also transmitted by the tiger mosquito.

The team is preparing by informing local doctors about the signs. Also by providing the Medical Laboratories with the right tools to test the virus and make brochures to inform citizens.

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