In January, Taiwan health officials reported the first imported Zika virus infection in a individual from Thailand. On Saturday, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the second imported case of Zika virus infection identified in Taiwan.

China-Taiwan map/Rintojiang
China-Taiwan map/Rintojiang

The case is a 34-year-old Thai male who is visiting Taiwan the second time for work. When he boarded the airplane in Thailand on May 19, he already experienced chill. After he arrived in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and his blood samples were collected by the airport quarantine officer, he sought medical attention at a hospital with the help of his labor agency.

As of now, the case is no longer experiencing any symptoms. In the evening of May 20, he returned to the factory dormitory in central Taiwan. His male companion who visited Taiwan with him has not experienced any symptoms.

Both imported cases came from the same region in Thailand. Therefore, Taiwan CDC has scaled up the travel notice level for Thailand to Level 2: Alert for Zika virus.