Zika virus continues to be transmitted across Thailand. From the beginning of 2023 to 15 December, 722 Zika virus cases were reported in Thailand. Cases have been reported across 36 provinces, with the Central and Northern regions most affected.
On 4 January 2023, media reported 25 cases of Zika virus disease in the beach resort of Hua Hin, 200km south west of Bankok.
Zika virus infection is caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV). It is spread by mosquito bites which in pregnancy may result in congenital zika syndrome, with severe consequences for the baby.
Aedes mosquitoes, which transmit ZIKV, are particularly persistent and aggressive biters. They bite between dawn and dusk. All travellers to countries that have reported ZIKV infection must consider:
See the Zika Virus infection page for further information.