Teenager near Tokyo found to have Zika virus after return from Brazil

February 25, 2016 3:05 PM

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Teenager near Tokyo found to have Zika virus after return from Brazil

TOKYO A male teenager near Tokyo was found to have been infected with Zika virus after a visit to Brazil, Japan's first case of the infection since the virus started spreading widely in Latin America last year, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

The man stayed in Brazil for 12 days through Feb. 20 and ran a fever on his last day. He also came out in a rash a few days after his return, but is now in a stable condition without a fever and is resting at home, the ministry said.

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