Second case of Zika infection in Romania

A second travel-related case of Zika virus infection was confirmed in Romania, at a 10-year-old boy who has been living in the French Guiana with his family for nearly two years.

The boy arrived in Romania on July 12, to visit relatives. A day later, he started showing symptoms such as fever, skin rash, and myalgia, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health. The symptoms disappeared 24 hours later, but the parents took him to the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Hospital in Bucharest. The doctors decided to admit him to the hospital, given the fact that he was coming from an area where this virus is active.

The child was discharged from hospital on July 18 and, the next day, the tests confirmed the presence of the Zika virus.

The first case of Zika virus infection was confirmed in Romania last week, at a 27-year-old woman who had traveled to Martinique.

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