Update 02/04/2016: cases of Zika fever occurred in Brazil on nationwide; Particularly affected are the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Paraná, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima and São Paulo. There is a suspicion that an infection of pregnant women birth defects occur. As a result of the alarming increase of Zika cases the WHO declared the global health emergency on February 01 2016th
Travelers should also be aware protection measures to avoid insect bites during the day. If symptoms of the disease, a doctor should be consulted.
30.11.2015: Because of an outbreak of Zika fever the Brazilian state of Pernambuco has declared a state of emergency. The mosquito-transmitted virus is particularly widespread in northeastern Brazil, but also there will be cases in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Travelers should also be aware protection measures to avoid insect bites during the day. If symptoms of the disease, a doctor should be consulted.
Zikafieber: transmitting the disease by mosquitoes. Symptoms of the disease initially include fever, rash, and conjunctivitis. Severe disease can potentially have birth defects (microcephaly) result.