In addition to battling the importation of yellow fever into the country from Angola, Chinese health officials still report imported Zika virus infection in travelers to the Western hemisphere.
According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, two additional imported cases of Zika Virus Infection have been reported on the Mainland.
The two patients are sisters aged 12 and 13 who returned to Enping, Jiangmen, Guangdong, from Venezuela. The younger sister developed skin rash on March 24 which later subsided. She was under isolation at home. Her elder sister presented with rash on her abdomen on March 29 and was hospitalized for isolation.
Both patients transited in Hong Kong with their family on March 23 and returned to Guangdong via Shenzhen Bay Control Point in afebrile condition.
To date, 15 imported cases of Zika Virus Infection have been notified in the Mainland.