This virus just made it into the ‘pandemic’ category.
A Danish tourist contracted the virus while traveling through South and Central America, where Zika is spreading now, Danish media reported. The patient is now being treated at the University hospital in Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city.
The Dane arrived at the Department of Infectious Diseases with flu-like symptoms including fever, headache and muscle pain, but later tests revealed that the patient had been infected with the Zika virus.
In addition, two cases were reported in Spain, three in the UK and two in Switzerland.
The Zika virus is contracted through mosquito bites and has been detected in human semen, but cannot be spread by human contact.