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South Africa records first Zika virus case

South Africa records first Zika virus case

South Africa

Health Authorities in South Africa have confirmed the country’s first case of Zika virus infection.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the virus was detected in a Colombian man who is in visiting Johannesburg.

He said “ the businessman was presented with fever and rash approximately four days after arrival in South Africa but is now fully recovered.”

The businessman was presented with fever and rash approximately four days after arrival in South Africa but is now fully recovered

The mosquito borne disease which has been declared a global public health emergency by the World Health Organisation was first detected in the 1970s in Uganda.

With cases already recorded in Cape Verde, some fear a come back of the disease on the continent.

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