2nd pregnant woman in Australia with Zika virus


A second pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Australia, officials said Friday (Feb 12), adding that the disease was acquired overseas and there was no public health risk.

The confirmation comes after a pregnant woman in the northern state of Queensland was diagnosed on Tuesday with the virus suspected of causing a surge in brain-damaged babies in Brazil.

The latest case involves a woman from the state of Victoria who was going through an “extremely anxious” time, the southern state’s Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.



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