Husband of Zika infected expectant mother experiences symptoms similar with disease

The husband of a pregnant woman, who is the first case infected with Zika virus in the southern province of Binh Duong, has showed similar symptoms of the disease two days after she was tested positive for the virus.

That was announced by doctor Huynh Thi Phuong Nguyet, director of the health clinic in Thuan An town, Binh Duong on October 10.

Local medical workers have not been able to determine if the man has caught the virus because he is a truck driver and regularly missing from home.

The 27 year old pregnant woman is a grocery owner whose fetus is six month old.

She was admitted to the HCMC Hospital of Tropical Diseases on October 2 in the state of fever, rash, muscle and join paints and eyestrain.

After the woman was tested positive for Zika on October 6; the hospital, Pasteur Institute and Tu Du Hospital have worked with the Preventive Medicine Center of Binh Duong province to localize areas where she lives and works and implement measures to prevent Zika.

At present, the expectant mother’s health has been stable and doctors are still keeping a close eye on her health.  

By Xuan Trung – Translated by Hai Mien

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