Zika Virus Confirmed In Queensland After El Salvador Trip

06/02/2016 8:23 AM AEDT | Updated July 15, 2016 12:51
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Aedes Mosquito and Larvae shot with 100mm macro lens. Specimens resting on a lab culture. These are the transmitters of dengue fever. Zika Virus

Queensland has recorded its first case of Zika virus for 2016 as the hideous disease sweeps the globe.

The Courier-Mail can reveal a woman returned to the state from El Salvador in December while carrying the infection.

It is believed she fell ill soon after arriving home and tested positive early this year for the virus in blood tests.

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