Another Zika case confirmed in Canaries

A new case of the Zika virus has been confirmed by the health authorities in the Canaries.

A 46-year-old woman has been treated for symptoms of the virus, after showing symptoms following a visit to South America.

Authorities have said there is no need for alarm however, as the mosquitos that spread the disease are not present in the
archipelago, so the risk of transmission is minute.

The Zika virus can be dangerous for unborn children, causing microcephaly, as well as other severe foetal brain defects.