MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Government of South Australia confirmed a 14th nationwide case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Department for Health and Ageing (SA Health) said on Wednesday.
“Yesterday, lab results confirmed that a man in South Australia has tested positive to the Zika virus following a recent trip overseas,” SA Health Chief Medical Officer Paddy Phillips said in a statement.
SA Health did not disclose which affected area the 25-year-old returned from.
Another study provided evidence that the virus may cause the Guillain-Barre syndrome, affecting the immune and nervous systems that cause non-trauma related paralysis.
The virus is suspected of having strong links to microcephaly, severe brain damage among newborns characterized by abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains.
Brazil's Health Ministry registered a total of 641 microcephaly cases on Tuesday, up by one-tenth from the previous week.