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A young Dane diagnosed with Zika virus

zikaA Danish tourist, who returned home from Latin America, has tested positive for the Zika virus,  the officials of a local hospital in eastern Denmark said in a press statement.

The patient, a  backpacker from Aarhus University, showed symptoms of high fever, muscle pain and joint pains.

According to latest reports from the Hospital, the patient is recovering without any complications and was in outpatient care. The patient was expected to be released later on today itself.

The Danish Autghorities said tht there was no risk of zika virus in Denmark as the virus cannot be spread by casual contacts and there is no active mosquito presence in Scandinavia due to cold-winter days.

Zika virus , a mosquito borne virus mainly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquito,has been linked to the  thousands of birth defects in Brazil, with microcephaly or abnormally small heads.

low-grade fever, joint pain, rash, conjunctivitis, headache, muscle pain and eye pain are the symptoms of zika. There is no vaccine or actual medication  for the Zika.

Zika was first reported in Asia, Africa and Africa before it was spreading to America. Since last October, 3,893 cases of microcephaly is reported in Brazil

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