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8 pregnant women among 329 infected by Zika in Singapore


A female Aedes aegypti mosquito known to be a carrier of the Zika virus

The resident experienced symptoms of fever, rash, fatigue and joint pain upon return to the USA and sought medical attention from a health care provider.

People who have had intercourse or been in close contact with people diagnosed with the disease, displaying the symptoms or visited countries that have had documented cases of Zika transmission will also have to wait 28 days from their last date of contact.

The first confirmed case of Zika in Thailand was in 2012. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads.

In the report, researchers said the elderly Salt Lake County man developed septic shock with multiple organ failure and died in the hospital on June 25.

In May, the World Health Organisation said that there was a moderate likelihood of an outbreak of the Zika virus in Israel.

The Department of Health confirmed that two more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo, bringing to eight the total number of recorded cases in the Philippines.

The Department of Health will continue to fog areas throughout the city she said.

Together with the two new cases, 10 more individuals were subjected to laboratory tests.

Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. It’s also possible that something might have changed in the virus for it to become more ‘infective.’”According to a MOH statement, “There is a potential new cluster involving one previously reported case and a new case [on September 3]”. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed the countries and territories in the Americas that are in great trouble because of Zika are Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Suriname, Venezuela, El Salvador, Martinuque, and French Guiana.

She added that the two patients are now undergoing “home quarantine measures” wherein they stay inside the house and are advised to use and apply self-protective measures such as using mosquito nets and repellants so that they will not be bitten by mosquitoes.

Local news agencies in Thailand reported comments of a top official in the ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control.

The infection and spread of the virus was tracked using biomarkers which showed that infected regions in the brain displayed evidence of cell death and reduced levels of neuron generation.

Haft said the state will only be able to confirm a locally borne case of the disease if someone in the state tests positive for the disease without travelling overseas.