Min­istry to boost anti-zika ef­forts after Thai scare

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

IPOH: The Health Min­istry views se­ri­ously the prob­lem of mi­cro­cephaly in ba­bies linked to zika in­fec­tion in preg­nant women in the wake of a case in Thai­land.

Its min­is­ter, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subra­ma­niam, said the case was the first ever re­ported in South­east Asia and the min­istry would in­crease its ef­forts to pre­vent the spread of the dis­ease in Malaysia.

“Thai au­thor­i­ties have in­formed us that they con­sider the case to be re­lated to the zika virus.

“This is the first se­ri­ous (mi­cro­cephaly) case. So we will boost our con­trol and mon­i­tor­ing ef­forts.” – Ber­nama

... Amer­i­can base jumper Cyn­thia Curie per­form­ing an ac­ro­batic stunt while sus­pended from a crane dur­ing the KL Tower In­ter­na­tional Jump 2016 at the KL Tower yes­ter­day. Some 120 lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional jumpers took part in the event.

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