Malaysia re­ports first preg­nant Zika pa­tient

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Malaysia yes­ter­day re­ported its first case of a preg­nant woman with Zika – a res­i­dent of a Malaysian state bor­der­ing Sin­ga­pore where au­thor­i­ties are grap­pling with scores of cases. The 27-year-old woman in the south­ern state of Jo­hor is the third case in Malaysia of the virus, which can re­sult in in­fected preg­nant women giv­ing birth to de­formed ba­bies. The virus causes in­fant mi­cro­cephaly, a con­di­tion marked by ab­nor­mally small brains and heads. The woman is ex­pect­ing her first child and is three to four months’ preg­nant, said Malaysia’s Health Min­is­ter S Subra­ma­niam.

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