Taiwan reports 9th imported case of Zika infection

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-01
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan has confirmed a new imported case of Zika virus infection, involving a 51-6774055year-old Taiwanese man who developed the symptoms of fever, conjunctivitis and joint pain after returning from Vietnam in late September, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.

The man has become the ninth imported Zika case in Taiwan and the second imported case of the mosquito-borne disease from Vietnam, according to the CDC. The Southeast Asian country has reported at least three indigenous cases of Zika infection since April, it added. The man, who lives in New Taipei, was confirmed to have been infected with the disease Saturday.

He developed symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, joint pain and conjunctivitis after returning to Taiwan Sept. 23 from Vietnam, the CDC said. These are all common symptoms associated with Zika. He and his wife traveled to the province of Bac Lieu and Ho Chi Minh City, southern Vietnam, from Sept. 10-23, the CDC said. He later developed a rash and went to a clinic for treatment Sept. 25, it added.     [FULL  STORY]

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