Malaysia reports first pregnant Zika patient
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.