Young Woman Carries Zika to Korea

A woman in her 20s who recently returned from the Dominican Republic has tested positive for the Zika virus, source from Chosun said yesterday.

This is the sixth confirmed case of the Zika virus in Korea so far. The last infection was detected on May 11.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the 28-year-old woman had lived in the Dominican Republic since June 2014 and came to Korea via Taiwan on June 23.

She tested positive for the Zika virus last Thursday after she developed rashes, a fever, conjunctivitis and aching joints last Monday, four days after returning to Korea.

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