30 Jan '16, 12am

Thailand has most Zika cases in region

Thailand is the worst-hit country in South-east Asia, with seven Zika cases uncovered between 2012 and 2014 in various provinces. The Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia and Malaysia each have had one Zika-related case since 2010. But World Health Organisation (WHO) officials say the disease is likely to have spread far more widely in South-east Asia than the number of cases suggests. This is partly because detection of the Zika virus is often delayed, its symptoms being similar to those of other mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue and chikungunya. Related Story Zika and microcephaly: What is happening to the babies? Related Story 6 things to know about the Zika virus, spread by the Aedes mosquito Thailand's most recent case was discovered earlier this month after a Thai man was stopped at a fever screening station at Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport. The Zika virus h...

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