Via Channel5Belize.com, an April 8 report: CDC Says ZIKA Virus Detected in US May Have Originated in Belize.
The C.D.C. initially reported that the patient is, “an adult female resident who traveled to Belize from March fourteenth to nineteenth. She had onset of fever and rash on the twenty-third. ZIKA virus RT-PCR was positive on serum at the health department of the state. The patient reported no other recent travel history and there was no evidence of possible sexual transmission.” Despite those details, D.H.S. Manzanero says the information is insufficient.
On the Phone: Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services
“We were not satisfied that we had gotten enough information from them and that’s why we had to do that press release because we had no further information other than that initial email and so we couldn’t do any further investigation.
"They have subsequently emailed us earlier today to state that when the person got here by plane and when they left and apparently now the partner of this female person that was positive also tested positive in the U.S. two days later.
That’s the information that was shared earlier today; however, they didn’t give us where or from which city or state they came from or whether they had traveled internally in Belize. Those details have not been shared.
"I don’t have a name, I did ask for a name so that we are able to do a tracking of whatever potential cases may have elicited after that or how the person may have become infected.”