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Philippines Has First Zika Case In Years

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MANILA: An American woman was infected with the Zika virus while visiting the Philippines, health department officials said, the first case detected in the country for several years.

Health Secretary Janette Garin said yesterday the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention had informed her that a US resident who stayed in the Philippines for four weeks in January had apparently developed symptoms in her last week before returning to America.

But said they have no clue how she got infected. — AFP

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