Travel Health Information Resource Page for Zika

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    Our zika page is under construction and we are accepting medical professionals from around the world to contribute 'on the ground' reports. If you are a medical professional and want to contribute to this page please sign up for the MDtravelhealth channel

    In the meanwhile probably the most comprehensive site for information on countries where the virus is endemic, and precautions is

    Culicine mosquitos are mainly daytime biters, particularly the 2 hours around daylight and again before sunset, they will also feed at night if welcomed in by a bright light.

    They are difficult to see as they hide behind and under furniture, unlike their Anopheline cousins who prefer ceilings and walls and are easily seen.

    They sneak up from behind and bite your ankles or elbows if you are sitting in a chair, so be vigilant in tavernas, open air cafes, cinemas, and airport lounges in less developed countries, as they live in and breed around human habitation.

    If you are hunting for an elusive biter in your hotel room, look in the bathroom as the female will be looking for water to lay her eggs after biting you….revenge is sweet!

    You are advised to not to wear dark, animal-like, colours.

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