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Pregnant Woman Tested Positive For Zika In Singapore

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SINGAPORE – A pregnant woman living in the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive area
was tested positive for Zika virus infection, according to Singapore Ministry
of Health.

In a statement late Wednesday, MOH said a doctor is following up the case
closely to monitor her health and the development of her baby.

“She will be referred to a maternal-foetal medicine (MFM) specialist for
counselling and advice,” said the Ministry.

Singapore had on Tuesday advised pregnant women in Singapore with symptoms
of Zika – like fever and rash, red eyes or joint pains – to be tested for Zika
virus infection.

MOH and its Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) on Zika and Pregnancy said those
with male partners who are Zika-positive are also advised to do so.

MOH and CAG noted that the test is free at the public healthcare
institutions for pregnant women who are referred by their doctors .

In a related development, MOH said that it had identified a potential
cluster of Zika virus infection at the Bedok North Avenue 3 area and 24 new
cases were identified Wednesday.

It was reported that the total number of cases identified since Saturday was
115. – Bernama


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