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Singapore confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases

REUTERS
Published Aug 30, 2016, 8:47 pm IST
Updated Aug 30, 2016, 8:48 pm IST
The Zika virus was detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas.
Zika can cause microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size (Photo: AFP)
 Zika can cause microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size (Photo: AFP)

Singapore:  Singapore confirmed 26 more cases of locally-transmitted Zika infections on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 82, local media reported, citing the health ministry and National Environment Agency.

Of these, five cases were detected in parts of Singapore outside the Al-junied area where all the previous cases were found, media reported.

 

The Zika virus was detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas. It poses a risk to pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.

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