Patient infected with Zika virus hospitalized in Russia in fair condition

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The at the outset case of Zika virus importation has been registered in Russia, the broadcasting service of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Shelter and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) told Interfax on Feb. 15.

“The tient is now in an infection bug hospital’s unit; her condition is fair. Family members, who have had connection [with the tient], are under medical surveillance,” it said.

The old lady was on vacation to the Dominican Republic. She had no clinical symptoms after the return to Moscow but her persuade deteriorated, she ran a fever and had a rash on her skin several days later.

“The Zika virus was discovered in biological fluids of the tient in a laboratory screening by use of a domestic testing process,” Rospotrebnadzor said.

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