Cuba Reports Eight Imported Zika Case

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Cuban health authorities reported on Friday the confirmation of the eighth imported case of a patient with Zika virus, corresponding to a 58 year-old culture worker who came from Venezuela.

According to a note issued on Cuban television, the patient lives in Isabela de Sagua, in the municipality of Sagua la Grande, Villa Clara province (center), and returned to the country on March 30.

The patient began to have a fever (37.8 degrees) on April 2, with no other symptoms, and attended that day his health area, from where he was referred to the Arnaldo Milian Castro provincial hospital for his admission, details the text.

On April 5 he underwent sampling for diagnosis, which was received on April 6 in the laboratory of the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), being results positive for Zika virus.

The note informs that the patient remains at the hospital and that he is in good general condition, and asymptomatic.

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