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  • British tourists contract the Zika virus while visiting Florida

    Two British tourists have contracted the Zika virus after travelling to Florida, it emerged last night.
    Pregnant women have been advised to cancel all 'non-essential' travel to the American state to avoid the risk that their babies are born with deformities.
    The virus can cause babies to be born with small heads.
    The identities of the two British citizens to have contracted the virus is not currently known and neither is their condition.
    They caught the virus while travelling to the Miami-Dade County in the southeastern part of Florida, which has areas deemed 'high risk' for Zika.
    A Public Health England report, published earlier this month, revealed that a total of 229 British travellers have caught the Zika virus since January 2016, although only two have contracted it in North America.
    More than 1.5 million British tourists visit Florida each year.


    http://www.eveyo.com/newsnow/advt.as...ting%A0Florida
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