'If you have traveled to Brazil recently, go see a doctor'

ZIKA, a mosquito-borne virus that arrived in Brazil last May, is an avid traveler—and an increasingly feared guest.

Weekend Breakfast's Sam Cowen talked to Alan Kemp, entomologist, at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in the Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, to find out more about this virus.

Listen to the conversation below...

You won't know if it's a zika virus or just a common cold.

Alan Kemp, entomologist

What we are recommending to South Africa is that, if anybody has traveled to Brazil or any of the other risk areas, and if they develop a fever, go to the doctor immediately.

Alan Kemp, entomologist

The problem is that even though we know what it is we can't do anything about it because we don't have any antivirals.

Alan Kemp, entomologist

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