By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Ansa Health and Wellness reports (computer translated) a locally transmitted dengue fever infection in an individual from a rural village in the Veneto region of Italy.
The 54 year old patient is believed to have contracted the virus after a relative who traveled to Indonesia in was diagnosed July. The individual did not have a history of traveling abroad.
He presented with flu-like symptoms for four days and other members of the family, who are currently in good health and have not been hospitalized, presented the same symptoms, which lasted a few days.
The case was confirmed by a laboratory in Padua.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says this is the first case of locally-acquired dengue infection reported by Italy.