Six more cases of Zika virus infection were documented in the country, bringing to nine the total number of cases recorded this year, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.
In a press briefing, DOH spokesman Eric Tayag said in all cases, Zika virus was acquired through mosquito bites. Four of the six cases came from Iloilo City, where three other cases were recorded earlier. One case each was recorded in Cebu City and Laguna province.
Tayag said all Zika patients had no history of travel to other countries “within a month preceding onset of illness.”
All patients, with ages ranging from nine to 49 years old, had skin rashes, joint pains, fever or conjunctivitis. They are expected to have recovered by this time.
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