Radio Taiwan International
Taiwan has confirmed a new imported case of the Zika virus involving a 50-year-old Taiwanese woman was infected during a trip to Malaysia. That was the word from Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Sunday.
This latest case is the 10th imported Zika case in Taiwan this year.
The Taoyuan resident developed a headache, a partial rash and muscle soreness on Oct. 5, one week after returning from Sabah. The woman was visiting as part of a tour group between Sept. 23 and 27.
She sought treatment the day after she developed the symptoms. But the rash spread to the rest of her body and she came down with a fever. The woman was then admitted to hospital, and was eventually confirmed on Sunday to have a Zika infection.
CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang says the other 71 members of the infected woman’s tour group could also be at risk of infection. However, he said, the latest Zika case was not expected to lead to an indigenous outbreak of the virus. [FULL STORY]