Locally transferred Zika cases increases to 41 in Singapore

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Singapore, Aug 29: Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday cited that the number of people in the city state infected by locally transferred Zika virus has reached to 41.

The MOH informed that out of the 41 cases, 34 people have fully recovered while the other seven, who were still showing symptoms and potentially infectious, are recovering at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Xinhua news agency reported.

The confirmation came a day after MOH and National Environment Agency (NEA) announced that a 47-year-old Malaysian woman was Singapore’s first reported case of locally transmitted Zika.

Except the first reported case, 36 people who were infected with Zika virus were foreign workers working at a construction site. Others include four Singaporean men between the ages of 21 to 65.

Besides Singapore, 57 other countries have reported cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection.

In May, first case of Zika was reported by a 48-year-old male Singapore permanent resident returning from Brazil, where Zika is at peak.

Wefornews Bureau

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