Officials: Zika unlikely to spread on mainland
China’s top health authority said there is no sign of the Zika virus spreading on the Chinese mainland and that a contingency plan involving 18 central government organizations has been set up to cope with the disease.
Song Shuli, spokeswoman for the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said in a news briefing that 22 imported Zika virus cases were reported in China as of Sept 5 and all patients had recovered.
The Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil and has spread through the Americas. Other Southeast Asian countries, such as Malaysia and Thailand, have also reported Zika cases.