2nd Zika Case Found in Korea

      April 28, 2016 11:50

      A second Zika infection was reported in Korea on Wednesday.

      A 21-year-old man living in northern Seoul who visited the Philippines in mid-April has tested positive for the virus, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

      Last month, a man who had been to Brazil tested positive for Zika to become the first confirmed case here. He has made a full recovery.

      The new patient returned to Korea on April 14 and developed flu symptoms and later a skin rash and went to hospital for a checkup last week.

      The patient said he had been bitten by mosquitoes in the Philippines. He has been released from hospital and told to stay home.

      A KCDCP official explained that the virus is not transmitted by air or human skin contact, so there was no need to put the man in quarantine.

      Zika also has a low fatality rate.

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