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Singapore gets first case of Zika

PR who had travelled to Sao Paulo is under isolation and treatment at Tan Tock Seng's CDC

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DANGEROUS VECTOR: Zika virus disease is spread primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (above). The illness is usually mild, but a Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly.

Singapore

THE first case of the Zika virus has been reported in Singapore.

In a joint statement, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) said they were informed of the confirmed case on Friday. The patient is a 48-year-old male Singapore permanent