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Danish Hospital Says Case of Zika Virus Discovered



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    Danish hospital officials say that a Danish tourist has been infected by the Zika virus after visiting southern and central America.

    In a statement Tuesday, the Aarhus University Hospital said the patient ran a fever, had a headache and muscle aches and was discovered as having the virus on Tuesday.

    There hospital released no further details about the patient but it says that there is little risk of it spreading in Denmark because the mosquito carrying the virus isn't found in the country.

    Danish broadcaster DR quoted Professor Lars Ostergaard from the university hospital as saying the case involved a young man. Ostergaard said the patient was allowed to go home after doctors made sure that he was feeling well.