Health officials in Cordoba province, Argentina are reporting the first indigenous case of Zika virus infection in the country in a woman who was infected after having sex with a man who caught the virus in Colombia, according to Portuguese language media (computer translated).

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The Ministry of Health of Córdoba said in a statement: The woman had no travel history. It is a probable infection through sexual contact with the man who was in Colombia.

Epidemiological analysis of the situation confirms that this specific case did not occur during the incubation period necessary for the spread through the Aedes  mosquito vector.

The woman presented with symptoms Zika virus at a public hospital. Laboratory testing performed by the Cordoba Center Laboratory confirmed her as Zika positive.  The patient was treated and and is recovering satisfactorily.

Argentina health officials previously reported eight cases of Zika throughout the country through last week.