27 Aug '16, 1pm

Malaysian woman first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have been informed of a case of Zika virus infection, The Straits Times reported. The patient is a 47-year-old Malaysian woman who lives at Block 102 Aljunied Crescent and works in Singapore. As she had not travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, she was likely to have been infected in Singapore. The Health Ministry is screening her family members and neighbours. Residents, especially pregnant women, in the Aljunied Crescent area are advised to monitor their health. They should seek medical attention if they are unwell, especially with symptoms such as fever and rash. They should also inform their doctors of the location of their residence and workplace. Zika virus infection can cause microcephaly in the unborn foetuses of pregnant women. According to MOH and NEA, the patient had developed sym...

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