"The patient is a 43 year-old-male".

According to the CDC, the man visited Brazil from February 17 to March 9 and returned to Korea on March 11 after a layover in Germany.

Other symptoms include pink eye, joint pain, muscle pain, pain behind the eye similar to a sinus infection, and an overall feeling of discomfort.

To date, 258 cases of Zika have been reported in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

"A coordinated approach continues in our attempt to minimise the impact of the virus with our vector control activities, surveillance and public awareness strategies" the health minister added.

"We are going to talk to the particular physician about the matter", said Jung Ki-suk, director of the KCDC.

"He no longer needs to be quarantined, but we will closely watch his condition and carry out a thorough examination on him", said the official.

The infected patient is now being treated in a negative pressure isolation room at Chonnam National University Hospital.

Instead, it published the report to help local health departments understand baseline risks for Zika virus.

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Large-scale trials for Zika virus vaccines are at least 18 months away, says the World Health Organization, with an estimated 15 companies or groups working on a solution to the previously obscure virus which has now become a global concern.

While symptoms of a Zika infection are mild among children and adults, it has been linked to the birth defect of microcephaly, which can result in an abnormally small head and brain with often devastating developmental delays in babies born to infected mothers. This is the second case of Zika to be confirmed this year by the department's State Laboratories Division.

The man is now receiving treatment in the South Korean city of Gwangju, according to a BBC report on Tuesday.

DE health officials announced Monday, two more confirmed cases of the Zika virus.

DPH advises pregnant women or women who may get pregnant to postpone travel to countries where ZIKA virus transmission is ongoing.

Some countries are advising men returning home to use condoms if their partner is pregnant.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said it expects limited outbreaks in the U.S.

The agency also intends to medically examine the first patient's spouse for possible infection, pending her consent.