Cuba detects first Zika case imported from Venezuela
- Submitted by: Juana
- Health and Medicine
- 03 / 02 / 2016
The Cuban Public Health Ministry announced the detection of a first imported Zika case on the island.
The announcement explains that the sick person is a 28-year-old Venezuelan doctor, from the Aragua state, who arrived here on February 21 this year to take a Gastroenterology postgraduate course and she was staying at a student residence in areas of the western Artemisa province along another 37 doctors, all going through epidemiological check-up or international sanitary control.
The doctor said that her husband was clinically diagnosed Zika two months ago, and her brother in law was also affected by the disease two weeks, before the doctor travelled to the island.
A first Zika test on February 25 was negative for the doctor, but a repeat of the test on February 28 proved positive, said the Health Ministry and added that the other professionals under sanitary control have not presented any symptoms.