France Confirms 3rd Local Zika Case

From Zika News
October 31, 2019

October 31st, 2019 – French authorities reported a third autochthonous case of the Zika virus in Hyères city, Var department, France.

This Zika case resides in the close vicinity of the first 2 cases and had no travel history to Zika-endemic countries, reported the European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) on October 31, 2019.

All 3 cases had an onset of Zika virus symptoms in early/mid-August 2019, and all have recovered.

This new case reinforces the hypothesis of the autochthonous vector-borne transmission of Zika in the Hyères city vicinity during August 2019. As the cases had an onset of symptoms only a few days apart, it is likely that they belong to the same transmission cycle. 

Read more