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

US health officials recommend that pregnant women postpone travel

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


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