What to do if you suspect Zika

CONFIRMED cases of Zika virus infection in certain areas of Queensland will be referred to public health authorities immediately because of the risk of local outbreaks, the federal health department says.

Confirmation of a case may trigger a range of interventions including testing of contacts who develop symptoms, notification of local GPs and urgent house to house mosquito control, according to Queensland Health management advice for the disease.

GPs in northern and central Queensland, where the Aedes aegypti vector can be found, have been told to notify cases on the