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Thailand confirms first Zika-linked microcephaly in South-east Asia

US health officials recommend that pregnant women postpone travel

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FULL DISCLOSURE: Mr Prasert has dismissed accusations that Thai officials are playing down the risk of Zika to protect its thriving tourist industry.

Bangkok

THAILAND reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in South-east Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization (WHO) urged action against the virus across the region.

The confirmation of two cases of microcephaly, a birth defect

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