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S. Korea reports 3rd confirmed case of Zika virus

All News 12:31 April 29, 2016

SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has confirmed its third Zika virus infection, local health authorities said Friday.

The brother of a man diagnosed with the infection two days earlier has tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.

On Wednesday, a 20-year-old man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was confirmed to have been infected by the virus after showing flu-like symptoms upon his return from the Philippines. He was traveling in the Southeast Asian country from April 10-14.

The latest case raises the number of confirmed infections in South Korea to three. Last month, a 43-year-old man was confirmed to have the virus for the first time in the country. That man reported being bitten by a mosquito while in South America.

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