First Zika virus case detected in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/19
By: Lung Pei-ning and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) The Zika virus has arrived in Taiwan, the Ministry of

(From the website of the Pan American Health Organization)

(From the website of the Pan American Health Organization)

Health and Welfare said Tuesday, after a Thai national coming to Taiwan to work was confirmed to be infected with the virus.

The 24-year-old man was detected with a fever when he arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on Jan. 10, and other symptoms later arose that led doctors to conclude that he had the virus.

He is now in stable condition at a hospital, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday.

The mosquito-borne disease is currently prevalent in Central and South America, especially Brazil, Southeast Asian countries, and some Pacific islands.     [FULL  STORY]

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