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Zika virus confirmed in traveller returning from El Salvador

A woman who returned to Queensland from El Salvador is the state’s first confirmed case of Zika virus in 2016.

 

The woman is recovering well on the Gold Coast. She has been discharged from hospital and there is no risk to her, her family or the general public from the virus.

 

In Queensland, seven cases of the disease were confirmed in 2014 and three cases in 2015.

Last updated: 6 February 2016