S Korea confirms 9th Zika infection

S Korea confirms 9th Zika infection

Seoul, July 29 (IANS) South Korea on Friday confirmed a woman who returned from a trip to Vietnam has been infected with the Zika virus, the country’s ninth case.

The 40-year-old woman tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus after travelling to Ho Chi Minh City from July 11-15, according to the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

The KCDC said she had been infected with the virus after being bitten by a mosquito during her trip to the Southeast Asian country, Yonhap News Agency reported.

She showed symptoms of rash, muscular pain, joint pain and conjunctivitis since July 19 and went to a hospital on Monday to receive an examination, health authorities said.

The latest case raises the number of confirmed infections in South Korea to nine, since the country reported its first Zika patient in March.

The virus, first discovered in Africa, has been linked to thousands of birth defects in newborn babies like abnormally small heads and improperly developed brains in Brazil.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here