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Taiwan reports 6th imported Zika case

2016-August-18       Source: Xinhuanet.com

A 44-year-old Taiwanese woman who visited Miami in the United States from July 31 to August 11 was confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus, Taiwan's center for disease control said Wednesday.

A 44-year-old Taiwanese woman who visited Miami in the United States from July 31 to August 11 was confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus, Taiwan's center for disease control said Wednesday.

It is the sixth case of imported Zika virus infection in Taiwan and the third involving a local resident.

The woman returned to the island on Aug. 12 and sought medical assistance after developing a rash on her legs and abdomen, according to the center, which added the woman's symptoms have subsided and she is currently in good health.

The center announced on Aug. 12 that a 27-year-old man who returned to Taiwan from St.Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean was confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus. The first case involving a local resident was reported on Aug. 4.

The other three imported cases involved residents from Thailand and Indonesia.

Editor: Will

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