A 67-year-old man from Petaling Jaya, Selangor is the eighth confirmed Zika infection in the country.
Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the man, who first sought treatment for fever, dizziness and diarrhea on November 28, had tested negative for dengue.
The confirmation was made after tests by the National Public Health Laboratory (MKAK) and Institute for Medical Research (IMR).
"The patient's movements from Nov 14 to 28 showed that he was in Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam and Perak.
"On Dec 11, control measures including the destruction of (mosquito) breeding grounds, larviciding, fogging and health education was conducted at the residence and areas visited by the patient," Noor Hisham said in a statement today.
He said blood and urine samples have been taken from the patient's family for testing.
The Zika virus is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, but can also be transmitted through sex.
The country's first case of reported Zika infection was when a 58-year-old woman in Klang, Selangor, tested positive for the disease a week after her return from Singapore on Aug 21.
The first local transmission case of Zika was reported in Sabah in September. The patient died due to complications from a heart condition.
People with Zika virus infection often display symptoms such as mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. These symptoms normally last from two to seven days.- Mkini