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Third case of Zika virus detected in ireland

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Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos
Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos

A third case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Ireland.

The third case of the Zika virus in Ireland is a patient who returned from Barbados.

Two other people who returned here from Columbia since the beginning of the year also tested positive for the virus.

It also emerged yesterday the Health Protection Surveillance Centre was informed of another person who had the virus here after coming back from Columbia some time last year.

The Zika virus has hit the headlines all over the world as people fear it could be linked to microcephaly in babies, which causes infants to be born with abnormally small heads.

There are fears there could be cases in parts of southern Europe this summer.

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