Via the Centre for Health Protection: CHP notified of additional imported Zika Virus Infection in Mainland. Excerpt:
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health was notified today (September 12) of an additional imported case of Zika Virus Infection in Henan by the National Health and Family Planning Commission, and again urged the public to adopt strict anti-mosquito measures and safe sex during travel. Pregnant women and those planning pregnancy should not travel to affected areas.
The male patient aged 28 developed fever and headache in Guatemala on September 4 and returned to Henan on September 8. He was detected as febrile with rash upon arrival and was hospitalised for management in stable condition. To date, 23 imported cases of Zika Virus Infection have been notified in the Mainland.
The CHP's Port Health Office has stepped up inspection at boundary control points (BCPs) to maintain strict environmental hygiene with effective mosquito control. Port Health Inspectors have reinforced training for contractors of BCPs, including at the airport, harbour ports and ground crossings, on port hygiene and pest control for effective vector prevention. Health promotion at BCPs has been enhanced through pamphlets and posters to alert travellers to necessary measures against Zika.