Luxembourg’s First Case Of Zika Is Bound To Cause Fear

A baby with Zika virus

RECIFE, BRAZIL – FEBRUARY 01: David Henrique Ferreira, 5 months, who was born with microcephaly, is held by his mother Mylene Helena Ferreira as they wait to see a doctor on February 1, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.  (Photo by Mario Tama/

A 65-year-old woman has been confirmed as having the first case of the Zika virus in Luxembourg. 

The Luxembourg resident contracted the virus during a trip to Mexico, the Luxembourg Health Ministry confirmed on Monday. She was not hospitalised, and the ministry confirms she is “doing well”–a diagnosis confirmed by the National Service of Infectious Diseases.

Although there is no treatment against Zika, the mosquito known to carry the virus (Aedes albupictus) does not exist in Luxembourg and there is, therefore, no transmission risk to the public.

If the mosquito responsible for the Zika virus doesn’t exist in Luxembourg, yet the country has recorded its first case is something people will still worried about.

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