Health officials in Angola have reported a Zika virus related microcephaly case from Bengo province, according to a Prensa Latina report (computer translated).


Eusebio Manuel, head of the Department of Health and Epidemiological Surveillance of the Ministry of Health, was quoted as saying, “The disease was diagnosed in the neighboring province of Bengo and reconfirmed in the capital of Luanda.”

This is the third Zika virus case confirmed in Angola. Last month, Health Minister Luís Gomes Sambo acknowledged the existence of two patients with the disease, transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, the same that causes yellow fever and Chinkungunya.

The first case detected was in a French patient who was traveling in the country, the second, a 14-year-old teenager in the municipality of Viana.