08:55 GMT +318 October 2018
Listen Live
    The current Zika outbreak started in Brazil in the spring of 2015 and has since spread across Latin America and the Caribbean. Imported cases were also reported in several European countries and Asia. In February, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.

    Sixth Case of Zika Virus Recorded in Russia

    © AP Photo / Arnulfo Franco
    Russia
    Get short URL
    118

    Sixth patient with Zika virus was recorded in Russia, according to Anna Popova, the head of the Russian federal health and epidemic watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.

    DVORIKI (Russia) (Sputnik) — The sixth patient was diagnosed with Zika virus in Russia, the head of the Russian federal health and epidemic watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Sunday.

    "As of today, we have six cases of Zika virus, yes, there have been another arrival from the Caribbean, the patient has already recovered, has been discharged and feels good," Anna Popova told reporters.

    The current Zika outbreak started in Brazil in the spring of 2015 and has since spread across Latin America and the Caribbean. Imported cases were also reported in several European countries and Asia. In February, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.

    The virus is spread by the Aedes mosquito and is almost non-hazardous for adult people but can be dangerous for pregnant women as their babies may be born with neurological disorders, including microcephaly.

    Related:

    CIS States Intend to Use Russian Test Kit for Zika Virus - Rospotrebnadzor
    Russia Plans Zika, Ebola Treatment Testing in Near Future
    Russia Certain That Zika Poses No Threat to Rio Olympics
    Local Health Authority Confirms Russia's Fourth Case of Zika Virus
    Tags:
    Zika Virus, Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment