By: Chang Che-fon and Elaine Hou
Taipei, May 28 (CNA) A Taiwanese couple in the southern city of Kaohsiung had tested negative
for the mosquito-borne Zika virus during an initial examination, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday, adding that a further test is needed to confirm whether they are infected.
The husband and wife were reported as suspected cases of Zika virus by a hospital in Kaohsiung earlier this week, the CDC said. The wife is 24-week pregnant, Kaohsiung health officials said.
They went to the hospital Thursday to seek medical treatment after they developed symptoms such as fevers, skin rashes and muscle pain, days after they returned on May 16 from a trip to the Pacific island countries of Fiji and the Solomon Islands, it added.
The couple had tested negative after an initial screening for Zika and an additional test will be conducted around June 4, the CDC said. [FULL STORY]