Malaysia confirms first case of Zika in woman who visited Singapore

01 Sep, 2016 8:43 am

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia confirmed on Thursday the first cases of Zika in the Southeast Asian country in a woman who recently traveled to Singapore for three days on August 19.

Malaysia’s health minister said the woman tested positive for Zika in her urine after she experienced a rash and fever for a week after her return from Singapore.

Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said her child, who is in Singapore, also tested positive for Zika.

Singapore announced the first locally contracted case of Zika late on Saturday, and the number of diagnosed infections has grown steadily this week. -Reuters

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