MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Two more suspected Zika patients had tested negative for the virus, linked to neurological disorders, such as the Guillain-Barre Syndrome and microcephaly.
"As of today, we have registered a third infected person in Moscow, who also traveled to the Dominican Republic. The case has been confirmed, so we have a total of three diagnosed cases across Russia," Rospotrebnadzor's Anna Popova said.
The virus is spread by the Aedes mosquito common in tropical areas of the Americas and affects brains of newborn babies. The outbreak started in Brazil in the spring of 2015 and has since spread across Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. Cases have also been reported in several European countries and Asia.