Zika reaches Romania. Young woman returns infected from Caribbean

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

The woman, who spent a week in Martinique, is in the hospital, and out of danger, according to the Ministry of Health. She is not allowed to get pregnant in the next eight weeks.

The Zika virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

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