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South Korea Warns About Spread of Zika Virus in Southeast Asia

Sep 06, 2016 AM EDT - YuGee

Zika, Cholera New Health Threats in South Korea

Due to the extraordinary heat and an increase in the number of South Koreans traveling overseas, an uncommonly high number of patients have been found out to be infected by diseases this year.

Aedes mosquito transmitting Zika

Aug 31, 2016 AM EDT - Agatha Austria

South Korea Confirms 11th Zika Infection; Issues Travel Warnings on Singapore

South Korea has recently confirmed the 11th case of Zika virus last Aug. 27. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) released a report stating that a 64 year old man from a Vietnam trip last Aug. 20 acquired the mosquito borne virus. The patient is reported to be in a stable state and presently undergoing examinations.

An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen through a microscope at on Jan. 28 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil

Mar 22, 2016 PM EDT - Jesse L.

South Korea's 1st Outbreak Of Zika Virus Brought Back From Brazil By 43-Year-Old Gwangyang Man

A 43-year-old man from the city of Gwangyang in South Jeolla Province has brought South Korea's first case of the Zika virus back from a three-week trip to Brazil.

Medical experts said that the Zika virus is transmitted to the human body through the bite of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito. (Photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images News)

Feb 11, 2016 PM EST - Jean Marie Abellana

China Confirms 34-Year-Old Man As First Zika Virus Victim In The Country

China confirmed its first Zika virus case from a 34-year-old man who traveled from Venezuela.

Mosquito-borne Zika virus has a low chance of spreading in South Korea, says expert. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Feb 07, 2016 PM EST - Diana Tomale

South Korea Has Low Chance Of Having A Zika Virus Epidemic, Experts Confirm

Expert and health officials say South Korea has a little chance of Zika epidemic.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is confident things will go as planned for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

Feb 07, 2016 AM EST - Therese Agcopra

Should The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Proceed Despite The Zika Virus Update? International Olympic Committee Confident It Will Push Through

Despite having been raised as a "global health emergency," the International Olympic Committee are certain that the Zika virus does not pose a threat that is big enough to cancel the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

A 5-month old baby born with microcephaly in Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Feb 03, 2016 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Zika Virus Can Be Transmitted Through Sex; U.S. Health Officials Confirm First Case In Texas

Health officials confirmed the first case of Zika virus that was reportedly transmitted through sexual contact.

Pregnant South Korean women recommended to delay travel overseas amid Zika virus concerns. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Feb 02, 2016 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Zika Virus Triggers Fear In South Korea; Pregnant Women Suggested To Delay Travel To 24 Countries On Watch List For The Virus

Zika Virus has triggered fear among South Koreans, especially those who are pregnant. Some locals even cancelled their flights overseas amid Zika virus concern.

According to WHO, the Zika virus linked to babies being born with abnormally small head is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Jan 29, 2016 AM EST - Dalal Nasif

Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively' With Alarm Level Set 'Extremely High', World Health Organization Says

The Zika virus is predicted to become a worldwide pandemic should extreme preventive measures failed to be undertaken according to experts. Traveling to countries affected are less-than-encouraged at the present due to many cases from travelers submitted by authorities.

(Photo by Jack Leonard/Getty Images)

Jan 10, 2016 AM EST - Ma Elena Garcia

Experts Believe Zika Virus Might Spread To The U.S. Following Outbreak In Central America

The Zika virus, a rare tropical disease, is causing panic in Brazil because it may lead to severe birth defects.

Experts observe quick spread of Zika virus in Central American region. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jan 08, 2016 AM EST - Jean Marie Abellana

Rare Zika Virus Threatens To Spread In The U.S., Could Cause Birth Defects In Patients

The new virus, referred to as the Zika virus, was suspected of spreading in more parts of the world after the sporadic outbreaks in some parts of Africa and the Southeast Asia.

(Photo by: JJ Harrison)

Jan 02, 2016 PM EST - Diana Tomale

Puerto Rico Reports First Case Of Mosquito-Transmitted Zika Virus

Health officials in Puerto Rico reported first case of Zika virus in the island. A congressman said there is no reason to alarm.

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