China faces risk of Zika, but low possibility of outbreak

China faces a risk of the import of Zika virus but the possibility of an outbreak is low, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said on Friday.

In a statement, the commission warned of the risk of imported Zika cases, even though no case has been reported in China.

Experts with the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) believe even should there be imported Zika cases, the virus will be less likely to spread as cold weather is unfavourable for the mosquito-borne virus.

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