Excretion of infectious Zika virus in urine
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Zika virus unexpectedly emerged in the Americas in 2015, and its continuous spread into more countries is anticipated. On Feb 12, 2016, a Chinese man aged 28 years, returning from Venezuela to Guangzhou, China, was diagnosed with Zika virus by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the second imported case to mainland China). The patient had fever (38·5°C), sore throat, conjunctival injection and facial redness, and massive maculopapular rashes on the trunk and limbs. CT scanning revealed enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit (appendix).