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Malaysia confirms its eighth Zika virus case

Malaysia confirms its eighth Zika virus case

Malaysia confirmed an eighth Zika virus case on Sunday, involving a 67-year-old man who first showed symptoms in late November.

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Pregnant women living in areas of Thailand prone to Zika outbreaks are to be tested for the virus, the Thai Health Ministry said on Monday.

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.

Thailand downplays Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

Thailand downplays Zika risk, worried by tourism impact

Health and city officials in Thailand downplayed risks from rising infections from the mosquito-borne Zika virus, and expressed concern that disclosing information would damage its tourism industry.

Thailand finds 21 new cases of Zika in Bangkok

Thailand finds 21 new cases of Zika in Bangkok

Twenty-one new cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in central Bangkok, including a pregnant woman who later gave birth with no complications, Thailand's public health ministry said on Sunday.

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.

Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

Singapore authorities on Sunday confirmed 27 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection, bringing the total to 242.

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.

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: report

Zika found in sperm after record 93 days: report

The Zika virus has been found alive in a man's sperm after a record 93 days, according to a new report that adds to the many unknowns surrounding the foetus-harming germ.

Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

Spanish health authorities say they have detected the country's first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus.

Bangladesh confirms first case of Zika virus

Bangladesh confirms first case of Zika virus

Bangladesh confirmed its first case of the Zika virus in an old sample of blood from a 67-year old man who had not been overseas, health ministry officials said.