CDC confirms man contracted Zika in Angola

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed Taiwan's first case of Zika virus for 2017. The patient is a man in his twenties from northern Taiwan who travelled to Angola in mid-March for business.

The CDC said the man returned to Taiwan on April 10 and went to the doctor with symptoms including fever and a rash. The infection was confirmed on Thursday.

The CDC said there are no signs that the patient passed on the virus to other people in his residence or workplace.

There have been 14 cases of Zika infection confirmed in Taiwan since last year. All were contracted overseas.

The symptoms of Zika are usually mild but the virus poses a particular threat to pregnant women as it has been linked to birth defects.

Source: Radio Taiwan International