Malaysia Confirms First Case Of Zika In Woman Who Visited Singapore

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Malaysia Confirms First Case Of Zika In Woman Who Visited Singapore

Malaysia confirmed first cases of Zika in the country in a woman who recently travelled to Singapore.

KUALA LUMPUR:  Malaysia confirmed on Thursday the first cases of Zika in the Southeast Asian country in a woman who recently travelled to Singapore for three days on August 19.

Malaysia's health minister said the woman tested positive for Zika in her urine after she experienced a rash and fever for a week after her return from Singapore.

Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said the woman's adult daughter, who is still in Singapore, also tested positive for Zika.

Singapore announced the first locally contracted case of Zika late on Saturday, and the number of diagnosed infections has grown steadily this week.

 
© Thomson Reuters 2016


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