7 Nov 2016

Palau records first Zika case

6:27 pm on 7 November 2016
Zika mosquito

Zika mosquito Photo: 123.rf

The Bureau of Public Health in Palau says it has confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a Zika infection in the country.

It said the infected person has not recently travelled to any Zika-affected areas in the region so is likely to have been infected in Palau.

The Bureau has initiated activities to control and prevent any further spread, including the minimising of mosquito breeding grounds.

It said anyone who thinks they may have been infected with Zika should seek medical attention, especially pregnant women.

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