Paris – Hours after reporting Chile’s first confirmed Zika infection, Chilean authorities have listed two more cases from the virus that is spreading rapidly in Latin America.

The Chilean Health Ministry says all three Zika cases reported on Tuesday were contracted outside Chile. It says one person was infected while traveling in Venezuela, one in Colombia and one in Brazil. All are recovering.

Chile doesn’t have infestations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry such diseases as Zika, dengue and chikungunya. The World Health Organization says Zika is likely to spread to every country in the Americas where the Aedes aegypti is found.

That is every nation but Canada and Chile.

Source: Chile reports its first 3 confirmed Zika cases | News24