ZIKA EPI­DEMIC DE­CLARED IN HO CHI MINH CITY

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HANOI: A Zika epi­demic has been de­clared in parts of Ho Chi Minh City, re­ports said yes­ter­day. The city govern­ment an­nounced five cases of in­fec­tions in the An Phu and Hiep Thanh com­munes of Ho Chi Minh City. The news of the epi­demic comes days after Viet­nam re­ported its first case of mi­cro­cephaly, a head de­for­mity that leaves the brain ab­nor­mally small, likely linked to a preg­nant woman’s Zika in­fec­tion. The four­month-old girl from Dak Lak in the Cen­tral High­lands was born after her 23-year-old mother ex­pe­ri­enced Zika symp­toms in her sec­ond and third trimesters. – dpa

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