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The thirteenth imported case of a patient with Zika virus has been confirmed, corresponding to a 67-year-old Cuban citizen living in Havana, who arrived in the country on May 21 from Colombia, where he works under independent contract.

On May 23 he showed rash on the abdomen, chest and upper extremities, as well as redness and overall discomfort afterwards. The following day he went to his family doctor's office, from where he was sent to the Polyclinic and later to the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK by its Spanish acronym), where he was admitted.

A blood sample was taken for study and on May 26 the IPK laboratory reported that the patient was positive for Zika virus.

He is still hospitalized with mild symptoms, no fever, good general condition and favorable evolution.


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