Malaysia Confirms First Zika Case With Woman Who Visited Singapore — Fortune

Malaysia reported its first case of Zika on Thursday, a woman who tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus after a visit to neighboring Singapore, where 115 people have so far been infected, many of them foreigners. The 58-year-old victim had shown signs of a rash and fever one week after her return from Singapore on…

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Singapore Confirms First Case of Locally Transmitted Zika Virus — Fortune

Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said. A 47-year-old Malaysian woman working in the city-state was confirmed with the virus, but was “well and recovering.” As she had not traveled to Zika-affected areas recently, she…

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Hong Kong confirms first Zika case in woman who went to Caribbean — Repeating Islands

Controller of the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health, said that relevant measures had been taken to prevent the virus from spreading, Reuters reports. Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of Zika in a woman who had travelled to the Caribbean, putting the Asian financial hub on high alert for any […]

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No Confirmed Zika Cases Have Been Linked to the Olympics — Fortune

The Olympic games in Brazil ended this past weekend, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), there’s little evidence supporting concerns that the influx of tourists for event may exacerbate the ongoing Zika virus epidemic. Zika has been linked with serious birth defects in pregnant women who contract the virus. Since the mosquitoes that…

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Health Official Warns Zika Could Spread Across U.S. Gulf — Fortune

One of the top U.S. public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the U.S. Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in the popular tourist destination of Miami Beach. The possibility of transmission in Gulf States such as Louisiana and Texas will likely…

via Health Official Warns Zika Could Spread Across U.S. Gulf — Fortune

The Zika virus outbreak spreading through the Americas could go on for three years, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Scientists from Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health estimate that the current Zika epidemic will be “largely over” in Latin America in three years. That’s because…

via Zika Outbreak Could Last 3 Years, Scientists Estimate — TIME

First Baby in Texas With Zika-Caused Microcephaly Is Born

A baby born in Texas is confirmed to have microcephaly due to an infection with the Zika virus. The child was born with the birth defect in Harris County, Texas, a region that includes Houston. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced that they received laboratory confirmation of a past Zika infection in…

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