China’s border region on Zika alert
Southwest China’s border province of Yunnan is on high alert for Zika, providing 24-hour laboratory tests for the virus.
Lu Lin, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Yunnan, said that the center is able to obtain test results in four hours.
He said the center has assessed risks of imported cases of Zika virus in all prefectures and cities in the province, which borders Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
China confirmed its first imported case of Zika virus on Feb 9.
The patient, a 34-year-old male from Ganxian county of Jiangxi province, had showed symptoms of 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 and is recovering.