South Korea registers first case of Zika virus

On Tuesday, South Korea registers the country’s first case of the Zika virus, a disease is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. A disease that has been concerned to birth defects and other health issues.

A 43-year-old man who recently returned from Brazil was diagnosed with the virus after suffering fever, muscle pain and rash, according to a statement from the state-run Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

In May 2015, an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil is issued by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). On Feb 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika outbreak a global health emergency.

The syndrome of a Zika infection are mild among children and adults; it has been linked to the birth defect of microcephaly, which can result in serious brain abnormalities with often devastating developmental delays in babies born to infected mothers.

The tropical disease has become epidemic in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, usually cause a mild illness durable for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The most common syndromes of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes. Other common syndromes include headache and muscle pain.

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