Zika virus mosquitoes found in Sydney Airport

Mosquitoes capable of spreading the Zika virus have been detected at Sydney’s international airport.

News Limited are reporting that the Airport has had to increase insecticide spraying of passengers arriving from infected regions.

A federal Department of Agriculture spokesperson told News Limited that mosquitoes had only been found “within the confines of the airport and that the risk of a transmitted virus was extremely low”.


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The virus has also been detected in two people in NSW.

The World Health Organisation declared the Zika virus a public health emergency yesterday.