Another Deadly Mosquito-Borne Disease ‘Zika Virus’ Hits Europe

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Cases of the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus
have been reported in Germany following
confirmation a Danish tourist has also
tested positive for the illness.
According to n-tv , “multiple German travel
returnees” have been diagnosed with the
virus, however the World Health
Organisation says there have been two
German cases of the virus in tourists
returning to the country.
A WHO statement released on 21 January
says: “Between 4 and 12 January 2016, the
National IHR Focal Point for Germany
notified PAHO/WHO of two cases of ZIKA
virus infection in German nationals who
had returned from Haiti to Germany in late
December.”
WHO says samples from both patients were
collected and sent for laboratory testing at
the national reference centre for tropical
diseases in Germany and they tested
positive.

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