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China confirms first imported Zika case: Xinhua

Image: An aedes aegypti mosquito is pictured on a leaf in San Jose, Costa Rica February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

(Reuters) – China has confirmed its first case of imported Zika virus, the country’s state news agency Xinhua reported.

The Zika virus was detected in a 34-year-old man from Ganxian county of Jiangxi province, Xinhua said, citing China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission.

The man was recovering with normal body temperature and fading rash, Xinhua said.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Rodney Joyce)

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