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First case of Zika virus detected in Philippines since 2012


The Zika virus is mainly spread via the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

The Zika virus is mainly spread via the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Manila (AFP) - An American woman was infected with the Zika virus while visiting the Philippines, health department officials said Sunday, the first case detected in the country for several years.

Health Secretary Janette Garin said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) had informed her that a US resident who stayed in the Philippines for four weeks in January had apparently developed symptoms in her last week before returning to America.

Zika virus , Aedes , aegypti mosquito

   

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