Sunday, May 8, 2016

Korean girls Zika virus infection after returning from Vietnam

Koreatimes newspaper reported, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Control Korea (KCDC), girls working in Ho Chi Minh City from 10 to 30/4 and 1/5 water. 4/5 day, the girl to a hospital in Incheon treated after thyroid disease with symptoms of fever and joint pain. Here, doctors discovered the girl Zika virus infection.

KCDC girl suspected may have been bitten by mosquitoes during the period in Vietnam. They also are testing a person had contact with the patient during the period from 13 to 17/4 in Vietnam. Currently patients with stable health.

Dr. Tran Dac Phu, director of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health says it has received this information and are requesting the investigation, to clarify the matter.

Earlier in April, Vietnam detected Zika virus 2 infections in the first consists of a 64-year-old woman in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa and a 33-year-old pregnant women in District 2, HCMC. Pregnant woman then ended as a result of pregnancy without fetal heart ultrasound. Last March, the World Health Organization announced Australia confirmed one case Zika virus infection after returning from Vietnam.

In Vietnam, according to a report from the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology / Pasteur, provinces, sentinel surveillance results and in the community have not discovered new cases of Zika virus infection. According to experts, may be due to the Zika virus subtype in Vietnam of Asia, not quite the same with subtype American region should no large outbreak spread levels.

However, Health Ministry forecasts the future will probably continue to record new cases scattered in several localities where the circulating dengue epidemic, particularly increases can coincide with seasonal diseases dengue fever is about to close. Both countries apply the alert level at level two under the Action Plan for prevention of diseases caused by Zika virus.

Zika virus longstanding, recent outbreak is the most powerful American region. Zika virus was the cause of the disease is the small head that children are born with the head anomalies, brain development or non-development distortions resulting intellectual disabilities, movement and language. Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, can be transmitted through blood between people but not universal; transmission from mother to child at birth but not transmitted through breast milk. Some studies also show that the disease was transmitted through sex and men can also get sick.

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