2nd Locally-Acquired Zika Case Confirmed in Southern France

From Zika News
October 22, 2019

October 22nd, 2019 – A 2nd French resident has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Var, a department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France.

This infected person lives in Hyères, in the same neighborhood as the 1st indigenous case of Zika, reported by the Paca Regional Health Agency (ARS) on October 9th.

These 2 people contracted the disease following a tiger mosquito bite, and have been treated and released from care.

The Regional Health Agency, Public Health France and the Interdepartmental Agreement on Mosquito Control (EID) the Mediterranean, continue their entomological and epidemiological investigations to prevent the spread of the Zika disease.

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