South Korea confirms first Zika case

Mar 22, 2016, 8:06 AM EDT
(Source: CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences/flickr)
(Source: CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences/flickr)

First case confirmed in a man who had recently returned from Brazil. 

 

According to BBC News, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention announded that the 43-year-old male was diagnosed on Tuesday and was being treated in Gwangju city.

 

The mosquito-borne virus has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization and is suspected of causing birth defects. 

 

For more information about the Zika virus, read our primer: The Zika virus, explained.

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