Via The Guardian: Three Zika virus cases found in UK hospitals, reports say.
Two British hospitals have reported cases of the Zika virus, according to reports. Hospitals in Calderdale and Huddersfield are said to have confirmed zika virus infection in three people who had returned from overseas. The condition of the patients is unknown.
An infection control report submitted to the hospitals’ trust board on Thursday reportedly said: “Three patients have tested positive for Zika virus following return from foreign travel.”
Dr Gavin Boyd, infection control lead at Calderdale and Huddersfield hospitals, said: “There is no specific treatment for Zika and it usually wears off naturally after two to seven days.
“There is extremely low risk of contracting Zika virus in the UK as the mosquito that transmits the infection is not present in the UK, however it can be spread by sexual transmission.”