Philip­pines re­ports first Zika preg­nancy case

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The Philip­pines yes­ter­day re­ported its first known case of a preg­nant woman in­fected with the Zika virus that threat­ens un­born ba­bies. Health of­fi­cials said 12 cases had been de­tected across the Philip­pines this month, in­clud­ing a 22-year-old woman from the cen­tral is­land of Cebu who is 19 weeks preg­nant with her first child. Zika-in­fected preg­nant women can give birth to ba­bies with mi­cro­cephaly, a de­for­ma­tion marked by ab­nor­mally small brains and heads.

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