• Kyodo


Japanese health authorities said Friday that a Zika virus infection has been detected in a boy who returned from Pacific islands in Oceania, the fifth confirmation in the country of the infection of the mosquito-borne virus this year.

The boy in Chiba Prefecture was confirmed to have contracted the virus after he returned to Japan on Wednesday after spending 15 months in Pacific islands in Oceania, said the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Chiba Prefectural Government. The ministry only gave the boy’s age as being between 10 and 19.

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