GOVT MULLS ZIKA TESTS FOR ALL PREG­NANT THAIS

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BANGKOK: Thai­land is con­sid­er­ing test­ing all preg­nant women for zika, the health min­istry said yes­ter­day, fol­low­ing con­fir­ma­tion last week of its first known cases of mi­cro­cephaly linked to zika. The two con­firmed cases were the first in the re­gion. “The health min­is­ter has asked us to study whether this is nec­es­sary and cost-ef­fec­tive,” a health of­fi­cial said, re­fer­ring to free tests for all preg­nant women, which costs about 2,000 baht (RM240) but re­peat tests are of­ten needed. – Reuters

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