A boil in Spanish city of Burgos has been linked to the outbreak of the Zika virus.
A boil in Burgos, Spain, has been connected to the Zika outbreak.
Burgos, a city of 12 million people on the coast, is the site of one of the largest boil-in-spanish outbreaks in Europe.
The city’s city mayor, Manuel Antonio Sousa, said it was a miracle the outbreak did not spread further to the rest of the country.
“I have no doubt that if it were not for this …
I wouldn’t be here,” he said.
Authorities have already warned people to boil water in their homes as a precaution.
In Burgos the city’s government has said there are up to 30,000 cases of Zika in the city.
Mr Sousas, who has said he does not believe the outbreak was caused by mosquitoes, said the virus had not been detected in water.
He said there was a risk the virus could be transmitted from one person to another.
Zika, which is spreading in Brazil, is thought to be the first virus to be transmitted by people via water.
The first cases were reported in Brazil last week.
Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they do not have symptoms, but do not drink enough water to meet recommended daily intake of three liters (100 mL).
The virus has not been linked directly to any outbreak in the United States, but officials are concerned about the spread of it through travel and consumption of contaminated water.