Zika virus spreads to Europe as Danish tourist infected

One person has tested positive in Denmark for the mosquito-borne Zika virus

Zika virus spreads to Europe as Danish tourist infected

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Danish tourist returning from Latin America has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, which has been blamed for a surge in birth defects in Brazil and other countries in the region, a hospital said. 

 "A Danish tourist who travelled to Central and South America was diagnosed on his return with the Zika virus," Aarhus hospital in eastern Denmark said in a statement late Tuesday. 

The infected person arrived at the Department of Infectious Diseases with flu-like symptoms including fever, headache and muscle pain, but later tests revealed that the patient had been infected with the Zika virus.

Costa Rica reported its first case of Zika virus infection Tuesday as the mysterious virus spreads across the Americas, and U.S. officials added the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to a growing list of countries that pregnant women might want to avoid.  

Britain has also reported a handful of cases in travellers returning from South America as well as tourists travelling to the region from Australia.

source: AFP

 

 

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