Traveler to Philippines Confirmed as Nation's 17th Zika Patient

Write : 2017-01-06 11:58:56 Update : 2017-01-06 13:31:45

Traveler to Philippines Confirmed as Nation's 17th Zika Patient

South Korea says a woman in her 20s who recently visited the Philippines contracted Zika, bringing the total number of cases to 17 in the country.

South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the Zika virus infection was confirmed through a urine sample.
 
Doctors suspect she may have contracted the mosquito-borne virus during a stay in the Philippine islands of Boracay between December 18th and the 22nd. 

After arriving in South Korea, she received treatment from two dermatologists for muscle pain, rashes and eye inflammation. She is now said to be in stable condition.
 
Of the 17 Zika cases in South Korea, 13 patients visited Southeast Asia and four Latin America. Thirteen were male and none of the four female patients were pregnant.

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