Queensland GPs on the front line of Zika emergency

GPs in Queensland are to be at the forefront of an urgent public health response to Zika virus infection outbreaks, health authorities say.

As the WHO declares Zika virus to be a public health emergency, vigilance for the infection is being urged for front-line clinicians in north and central Queensland, where the Aedes aegypti mosquito vectors for the virus are present.

Last week the Federal Department of Health advised doctors to immediately report suspected cases of Zika virus infection to local public health units, as they would for