More patients with imported Zika virus
The Cuban Ministry of Public Health has informed about three new cases of patients with imported Zika virus, for a total of 25 on the island so far, according to the daily Granma newspaper.
They correspond to a woman that for personal reasons traveled to Guyana, in addition to two Cuban voluntary workers who returned from Honduras and Venezuela, who live in the municipalities of Ciego de Avila, Placetas (Villa Clara) and La Lisa (Havana), respectively.
Once symptoms appeared, patients were admitted, one in the "Antonio Luaces Iraola" Provincial Hospital of Ciego de Avila and two at the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK), where blood samples were taken for study.
On July 12, IPK's laboratory reported that tests were positive for Zika virus.
The three patients remain hospitalized. They are in good general condition, with favorable evolution.