Lo­cally trans­mit­ted Zika in­fects 41 in Sin­ga­pore

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Sin­ga­pore: More than 40 peo­ple have been in­fected lo­cally by the Zika virus in Sin­ga­pore, but most have fully re­cov­ered, of­fi­cials said on Sun­day.

Sin­ga­pore an­nounced its first Zika in­fec­tion in May, with the virus im­ported by a 48-yearold man who had trav­elled to Brazil. On Sun­day, the min­istry of health con­firmed 41 lo­cally trans­mit­ted cases of the virus.

The min­istry said in a state­ment that the pa­tients were “not known to have trav­elled to Zika-af­fected ar­eas re­cently, and are thus likely to have been in­fected in Sin­ga­pore. This con­firms that lo­cal trans­mis­sion of Zika virus in­fec­tion has taken place.” Hin­dus­tan Times

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