Taiwan reports two more imported Zika cases

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/14
By: Elaine Hou and Chen Wei-ting

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Taiwan has confirmed two new imported cases of Zika virus infection, 201610140024t0001involving a Taiwanese man in his 60s who visited Malaysia on a group tour in September and a Thai national who developed symptoms of fever, headaches and joint pain before coming to work in Taiwan earlier this month, health authorities said Friday.

The Taiwanese man and the Thai man were the 11th and 12th imported cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Taiwan this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The Taiwanese man, who lives in New Taipei City, contracted the virus when he traveled to Malaysia with a tour group in late September, the CDC said. He was the second confirmed Zika case among members of that tour group, after a Taiwanese woman in her 50s was also confirmed to have been infected on Sunday, it added.

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

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