Via the Centre for Health Protection: CHP notified of additional imported case of Zika Virus Infection in Guangdong. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (July 11) received notification of an additional imported case of Zika Virus Infection from the National Health and Family Planning Commission and Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province, and again urged the public to adopt strict anti-mosquito measures and safe sex during travel. Based on recommendations by the World Health Organization, CHP has extended the recommended period of applying insect repellent upon arriving from Zika-affected areas from 14 days to at least 21 days.
The patient is a 40-year-old woman who lives in Suriname. She arrived at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou on July 9, and reported that she had developed skin rash and headache on July 8. The symptoms of her infection are mild and the patient was then hospitalised for isolation and management. She did not pass through Hong Kong.
To date, 22 imported cases of Zika Virus Infection have been notified in the Mainland.