A Filipino living in Honduras is confirmed to have infected with Zika Virus.
In a report of ABS-CBN News, Dr. Willie Ong confirmed that a Filipino has been infected with the Zika Virus in Honduras.
“It was confirmed that the patient is positive with Zika Virus. After two days in hospital, the patient has recovered and now resting at home,” he said.
“We’re worried because the relatives who took care of the patient are returning to the Philippines,” Dr. Ong added.
About Zika Virus
Zika virus, carried by Aedes aegypti mosquito, is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. It has been linked to numerous cases of babies born with microcephaly in North America.
Symptoms of Zika Virus
The most common symptoms of Zika virus infection are mild fever and rashes, usually accompanied by conjunctivitis, muscle or joint pain, and general malaise that begins 2-7 days after the bite of an infected mosquito.