US researcher accidentally infects self with Zika virus

  • PTI
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2016 07:05 IST

WASHINGTON: A woman researcher at the University of Pittsburgh has accidentally infected herself with the Zika virus. She stuck herself with a needle on May 23 while conducting an experiment with the virus. Nine days later, she began experiencing symptoms consistent with the virus, including a fever. The university received confirmation a test was positive for the virus, CNN reported.

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