China's 1st Zika patient discharged from hospital

Updated: 2016-02-14 19:05


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NANCHANG - China's first patient with the Zika virus was discharged from hospital on Sunday.

China confirmed the imported Zika case on Feb 9. The patient, a 34-year-old man from Ganxian County in Jiangxi province, developed a fever, headache and dizziness on Jan 28 in Venezuela, before returning to his hometown on Feb 5 via Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

He has been treated in a hospital in Ganxian since Feb 6, said the provincial health and family planning commission in a statement on Sunday.

He has fully recovered after treatment, according to the statement. Tests on his serum, urine and saliva samples returned negative results.

Symptoms of the Zika virus, which spreads to people through mosquito bites, include fever, joint pain, a rash, conjunctivitis, headache and muscle pain.