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Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus

Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus

Singapore has confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the Zika virus in a northeastern part of the city state, the National Environment Agency said on Wednesday, describing it as the first Zika cluster of 2017.

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirmed on Friday that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly, a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, the first time it has been linked to Zika in Southeast Asia.

Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

Singapore expects Zika to spread as cases surpass 250

The number of cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore reached 258 on Monday, with health authorities warning it is no longer contained in one part of the city-state and likely to spread further.

First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US

First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US

Tests have found the Zika virus in mosquitoes from Miami, the first detected on continental United States, confirming local transmission of the disease, the Florida authorities said.

Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

The number of Zika cases in Singapore has surged to 82, the government said on Tuesday, as the mosquito-fighting effort continued in a bid to curb the spread of the disease.

Singapore battles mosquitoes as Zika cases reach 50

Singapore battles mosquitoes as Zika cases reach 50

Singapore on Monday confirmed more Zika infections, bringing the total number of cases past 50 as mosquito-fighting teams saturated the scene of the outbreak amid growing public alarm.

Singapore reports first Zika virus case

Singapore reports first Zika virus case

Singapore said on Friday it had detected the first case of Zika in someone who had travelled to Brazil, the epicentre of the outbreak.

Brazil military joins in fight against dreaded mosquitoes

Brazil military joins in fight against dreaded mosquitoes

The Brazilian military men surrounded the white bucket and moved in - the Zika-transmitting mosquito larvae didn’t stand a chance.

Tropical Tonga declares Zika outbreak after five cases confirmed

Tropical Tonga declares Zika outbreak after five cases confirmed

The tiny South Pacific island nation of Tonga has declared an outbreak of the Zika virus after five cases of the mosquito-borne illness were confirmed and another 259 suspected, the country's chief medical officer said.