US Says Guantanamo Base Worker Got Zika after Jamaica Trip
It is the first recorded case of the mosquito-borne virus at the base on the southeastern tip of the Caribbean island.
A Navy statement issued Friday said the worker became infected while away from the base and now has no symptoms of the illness. Navy spokesman Bill Dougherty said the person had recently traveled to nearby Jamaica but said no details about the individual could be disclosed because of a U.S. medical privacy law.
Hundreds of civilian contract workers are employed at Guantanamo and many of them are foreign nationals from Jamaica who regularly travel back and forth from the base.
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