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Denmark reports first Zika case

(Xinhua)    18:53, January 27, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Jan. 27 -- A Danish citizen who traveled to Latin America and returned to Denmark had been diagnosed with the Zika virus on Tuesday, making it the first case discovered in the country, according to a press release from a local hospital that came a day later.

The patient showed symptoms of fever, headache and muscle pain, according to the Aarhus University Hospital where the patient was hospitalized.

It said the Dane was in good condition and was in outpatient care.

The Zika virus originates from and is transmitted through mosquitoes and can cause microcephaly in fetuses. Symptoms of Zika include low-grade fever, joint pain, rash, conjunctivitis, headache, muscle pain and eye pain.

The Danish Health Authority denied on Tuesday night the risk of a Zika virus outbreak in the country, but advised pregnant women to postpone non-essential journeys to Latin America, where an outbreak of the virus is ongoing.

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