Australians Warned of Zika Virus in Bali

DFAT is warning travellers of ‘sporadic transmission’ of the Zika virus in Indonesia.

The warning includes the island of Bali which attracts a staggering 16,000 Australian visitors per week.

The Zika virus has been linked to serious birth defects including microcephaly.

They advise all travellers to Indonesia “protect themselves from mosquito bites”.

49 countries are now listed as having “current or recent transmission”, including Fiji, Vietnam, Brazil and Samoa.

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