Taiwanese man contracts Zika virus after returning from Vietnam hinh anh 1An Aedes mosquito, the transmitter of Zika virus. (Source: glacvcd.org)

Hanoi (VNA) – Taiwan has informed Vietnam about a Taiwanese citizen who was diagnosed with Zika infection after returning from Vietnam.

Tran Dac Phu, Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine, said on September 16 that the department was told that the man, 63, was in Vietnam’s southern Tra Vinh province from August 28 to September 4 for his son’s wedding.

Upon return to Taiwan, he got a fever and headache since September 6 and was hospitalised on September 8. Test results showed his urine sample was positive to Zika virus.

The preventive medicine department has asked Tra Vinh province’s health department to investigate the area where the Taiwanese man stayed to detect any suspected infections. Necessary measures must be taken to eliminate the source of infection and prevent the virus from spreading.-VNA