Taiwan issues travel alert for Vietnam over new imported Zika case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/10/02
By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a travel alert

CDC Epidemic Intelligence Center Director Liu Ting-ping (劉定萍)

for Vietnam after it confirmed a new case of Zika virus infection that was imported from the Southeast Asian country, a CDC official said Tuesday.

The case represents the second confirmed imported case of Zika virus infection this year, involving a Taiwanese man who was infected while working in Vietnam between June 24 and Sept. 23, according to CDC Epidemic Intelligence Center Director Liu Ting-ping (劉定萍).

The man was confirmed positive Sept. 30 for the virus after he returned to Taiwan and sought medical attention.

Since 2016, a total of 19 imported Zika cases have been identified in Taiwan, five of whom were infected in Vietnam, four in Thailand, two each in the Philippines and Malaysia, and one each in Indonesia, Singapore, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the United States and Angola, according to CDC statistics.    [FULL  STORY]

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