Vietnam has one, Thailand has two zika caused microcephaly cases

Vietnam has one, Thailand has two zika caused microcephaly cases

The Vietnamese ministry of health announced on October 30, 2016, that it has confirmed one case of microcephaly of a baby girl now four months old.  A 23-year-old mother of Dak Lak province had a fever and skin rash in her third and sixth month of her pregnancy.  She was tested five times for the zika virus and all tests were positive.  Samples were also sent to Japan for confirmation and verification.  This is the first case of microcephaly due to zika infection in Vietnam.  There are also two cases of microcephaly in Thailand.

So far, there have been 5 cases of zika infection in Ho Chi Minh city, and one each in Binh Duong, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Long An provinces in Vietnam.


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