Japanese teen returns from Brazil with Zika

  • 26/02/2016

A male teenager near Tokyo has been found to be infected with the Zika virus after a visit to Brazil, Japanese public broadcaster NHK says.

The man, who is in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of the Japanese capital, was running a fever and a rash, after having returned to Japan, NHK quoted the health ministry as saying.

Health ministry officials said they had no immediate comment to make on the report.

In the past, three people in Japan had been found to have the Zika virus three years ago after returning from abroad, NHK said.