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JAKARTA (Jakarta Post/Asia News Network) - At least one person in Jambi, Central Sumatra, has been found to be infected with the Zika virus since 2015, a researcher has said. The virus was found during an outbreak of dengue fever that hit the province from December 2014 to April 2015, Eijkman Biological Molecular Institute deputy director Herawati Sudoyo was reported as saying by news website kompas.com on Friday. "It started during the dengue fever outbreak in Jambi. We were ordered to examine samples of blood from 103 patients. In one patient, we found the Zika virus in a sample of his blood," said Herawati. What is Zika? Video Zika and microcephaly: What is happening to the babies? Related Story 6 things to know about the Zika virus, spread by the Aedes mosquito Zika, which is carried by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, a mosquito that also spreads dengue fever, is believed ...

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