03 Feb '16, 12pm

MOH, NEA announce additional measures against Zika virus

MOH, NEA announce additional measures against Zika virus

SINGAPORE — The authorities today (Feb 3) announced more measures to beef up the Republic’s preparation against the Zika virus, in the wake of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring clusters of birth defects with suspected links to the virus an international public health emergency earlier this week. The testing of suspected cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus will be expanded to public hospital laboratories. Currently, blood samples of suspected cases are only tested at the National Public Health Laboratory. The Ministry of Health will also form a Clinical Advisory Group that will provide expert advice on the management of pregnant women who contract the virus, given the strong suspected causal link between the contraction of the Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly. Sharing these steps in a joint press release today, the MOH and the National Environ...

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