Upon her arrival on the island, the nurse showed body rash, a painful and swollen hand, so she was hospitalized at the local Celia Sanchez Mandulay medical center and taken samples, which were sent to Havana´s Tropical Medicine Institute, the Ministry explains in a news release.
All epidemiological control and vector-related measures were taken for these cases, the Ministry noted.
On March 2, the lab at the Tropical Medicine Institute informed that the test was positive for Zika. The nurse is not showing any symptoms at this moment and is in good spirit, the Ministry explained.
Cuba reported a first imported Zika case on March 1, related to a 28-year old Venezuelan doctor who arrived on the island on February 21.