During the past couple days, health authorities in China have reported additional imported Zika virus cases in Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces.
According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Friday, an additional case was reported in a 42-year-old female patient from Wenzhou, Zhejiang who worked in Suriname.
She departed Suriname for Zhejiang on February 21 and developed itchiness and skin rash during the journey. On February 23, she was admitted to hospital for isolation and management. The case was laboratory confirmed by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Zhejiang Province on February 26. At present, she is afebrile and still hospitalized for isolation and management.
In addition, on Sunday, two more cases were reported by the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province. The two cases involved a girl aged eight and her brother aged six. The patients live in Venezuela. They departed Venezuela for Guangdong and the boy developed fever during the journey.
Upon their arrival at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou on February 25, his condition was discovered by the local Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and the sibling were then hospitalized for isolation and management. The girl was also found to have skin rash. The cases were laboratory confirmed by the Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province on February 27. At present, they were in stable condition and still hospitalized for isolation and management.
This brings the total travel-associated Zika infections in mainland China to eight.
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