South Africa confirms first case of Zika virus

February 20, 2016 8:39 AM

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South Africa confirms first case of Zika virus

JOHANNESBURG South Africa confirmed its first case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in a Columbian man, health authorities said.

The virus, which is causing international alarm after spreading through much of the Americas, was detected in the man on his visit to Johannesburg, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said.

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