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Tags: AS | Philippines | Zika Virus

American Tests Positive for Zika Virus after Philippine Trip

Sunday, 06 March 2016 07:47 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government says an American woman who visited the country in January has tested positive for the Zika virus in the United States.

Health Secretary Janet Garin said Sunday that her department was coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get more information about the woman and find out where she stayed during her Jan. 2-28 visit to the Philippines.

Garin said it was only the second Zika case to be reported in the Philippines and stresses that there has been no report of an outbreak, adding that the public should not be alarmed but should take steps to prevent infection.

A 15-year-old boy got infected in Cebu city in the central Philippines in 2012, but recovered fully, according to the health department.

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