Australian man, 27, diagnosed with Zika virus after being bitten by a monkey and mosquitos in Bali

An Australian became ill with Zika virus seven days after he was bitten by a monkey at a Bali Monkey Forest 

An Australian man is believed to have contracted the Zika virus in Bali after he was bitten by a monkey as the global epidemic threatens to become ‘worse than Ebola’.

A report by infectious disease experts claims the virus, which is ‘spreading explosively in the Americas’, has been largely under-diagnosed in South-East Asia, including a case involving a 27-year-old Australian.

The man was diagnosed with acute Zika virus at the Royal Darwin Hospital in Australia’s North Territory after he presented with fever and a rash, according to the report from May 2015.

His illness came seven days after he was bitten by a monkey at Bali’s Ubud Monkey Forest, although the 27-year-old was also bitten by mosquitoes during his trip.

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