First Zika Case Reported in Caribbean's Cayman Islands

August 9, 2016 2:01 PM

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The first locally-contracted case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean nation's health department said.

The patient, a man, reported the first symptoms in late July and a sample was sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for testing. He had not traveled to any countries in which Zika is present, the department said in a statement late Monday.

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