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Singapore’s First Zika Patient Fully Recovered, Discharged From Hospital

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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s first and thus far only Zika patient has made a full recovery, and was discharged from the Communicable Diseases Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital yesterday.

Blood tests confirmed the 48-year-old man to be negative for the Zika virus, which means he will not transmit it even if he is bitten by an Aedes mosquito, according to a joint statement by the Health Ministry and National Environment Agency.

The Singapore permanent resident, who lives in Watten Estate, was confirmed as having the virus last Friday after contracting it during a business trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil, between March 27 and May 7. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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