Government says it is geared up to fight the Zika outbreak in case it reaches Malawi.
Spokesperson in the ministry of health Adrian Chikumbe said they are making sure that preventive measures are taken in order to control the outbreak in case it reaches the country.
“We are aware of the Zika virus and we know that its preventive measures are like that of Malaria and government will intensify interventions to prevent the outbreak,” said Chikumbe.
He further said that government is working with World Health Organisation (WHO) to make sure that the outbreak is prevented.
Zika virus has mainly hit countries in South and Central America but Brazil is the country worst hit by the outbreak.
Health experts suspect a link between Zika and microcephaly, a condition in which babies are born with abnormally small heads.
The virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes and World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it a global health emergency.
People with Zika virus usually have a mild fever, skin rash and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week.