Zika Vietnam reports 93 cases so far

The current target is to minimise the spread of the virus in the community.

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Though there is currently no cure for Zika, two vaccines are currently being tested, according to the WHO play

Though there is currently no cure for Zika, two vaccines are currently being tested, according to the WHO

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Vietnam has reported 93 Zika infection cases in nine localities nationwide so far this year, Tran Dac Phu, the Head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine under Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Monday.

He said “most Zika infections are found in southern Vietnam, and the disease has developed into a massive outbreak.

“Among those infected cases in Vietnam was a four-month-old kid suffering from microcephaly, with possible link to Zika virus was recorded,’’ Phu said.

Phu said in case Zika cases rise in the coming time, the MoH has built a plan to respond to the disease in three scenarios of no infiltration, penetration but scattering and outbreak

“Updates on the situation and warns have been continuously provided to local people,’’ Phu said.

According to Phu, the current target is to minimise the spreading of Zika virus in the community and prevent Zika infection among pregnant women. 

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