Beijing Reports Second Imported Case of Zika Virus

By Justine Lopez, May 25, 2016

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Beijing has now confirmed its second imported case of Zika virus, the National Health and Family Planning Commission in China announced. The patient is a 35-year-old male. He reportedly contracted the virus in Bolivia, where he developed a skin rash on May 21. He arrived in Beijing on May 22 where he was hospitalized, Outbreak News Today reports. 

The capital's first imported case of Zika virus was reported on May 15. The patient contracted the virus while visiting Venezuela. 

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The virus is spread by the Aedes mosquito, which is common in tropical areas in the Americas. Zika is known to cause birth defects, such as microcephaly, in newborns. 

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