Zika Virus Confirmed Among Four Canadian travellers

zika virusZika virus infections have recently been confirmed among four Canadians who have travelled to areas most affected by the virus, the Public Health Agency of Canada says.

Two cases in British Columbia, one in Alberta and one in Quebec all resulted from travel to areas where the virus is actively circulating, such as South and Central America, and the Caribbean, Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s chief public health officer, said Friday.

Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s director of public health, said a woman was infected while travelling to one of the affected areas. She was not pregnant, but showed symptoms and is fine now.

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