Zika Virus In Dominica

The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Dominica regarding the Zika virus. There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barré syndrome in infected individuals of any age or gender.  Zika is typically a mosquito-borne illness, but there are reports that the virus has been transmitted through sexual contact and blood transfusion.  For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website. For For information about CDC travel notices, call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) from within the United States, or 1-404-639-3534 from overseas or visit the CDC website.

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  • If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Embassy/Consulate are +(977)(1) 400-7266 and +(977)(1) 400-7269.
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