Taiwan reports 2 more imported Zika cases

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-15
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Another two imported Zika cases have been confirmed in less than a week in Taiwan. The Centers

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for Disease Control (CDC) announced Friday that a Taiwanese man in his 60s who traveled to Malaysia in a tour group in late September and a Thai national in his 20s who developed Zika infection symptoms upon his arrival in mid-October are the latest Zika victims. Both have been kept from mosquito bites after testing positive as the victims could spread the virus to uninfected persons until their symptoms go away.

According to the CDC, after returning home, the Taiwanese man, who lives in New Taipei City, developed rashes over his upper body on October 4 but still traveled to Taitung during the National Day holiday rather than paying a visit to the doctor. The man is now being kept from mosquito bites under the required precautionary measures. The people around him at home and at his workplace have not shown any suspicious symptoms, the CDC stated in a news release.

Another 11 people on the same tour group to Malaysia have tested negative for the virus, the CDC said.     [FULL  STORY]

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