Cuba Reports First Zika Case Not Linked to Travel
It's the first locally transmitted case of the virus in the country.
This story originally appeared on Time.com.
The woman, who had not traveled outside of Cuba, was diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus after suffering headaches, fatigue and other symptoms, according to an announcement by Cuban officials. Cuba was previously one of the last nations in the Western Hemisphere without a domestic case of Zika, according to NBC News.
The previous cases of Zika reported in Cuba were linked to people who had traveled outside of the country, particularly to Venezuela.
Cuba has charged some 9,000 soldiers, police and university students with preventing a Zika epidemic by wiping out standing water and fumigating for mosquitoes.