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Zika Pregnant woman diagnosed of Virus in Australia

The discovery which was confirmed in Queensland is the first in the country since Zika was proclaimed an Emergency by the World Health Organization.

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Pregnant woman diagnosed of Virus in Australia

(The Bubble)

The Queensland department of health established that a pregnant woman has been infected with the virus which she contacted from her trip abroad. Following a test carried out on Monday, the woman was confirmed as the third person in a week to have contracted the virus from a foreign country.

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A child had similarly returned to the country with the virus after a family trip to Samoa,  and another woman came back infected, too, having vacationed at El Salvador.

The Australian government had earlier cautioned pregnant women and those who were trying to become pregnant, telling them to avoid travelling to countries with recurrent occurrences of the virus which has been heavily touted as the cause of Microcephaly, a birth defect prominent in Brazil and some other  South American countries.

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In all the cases yet recorded in the country, the victims had all been exposed to the virus at locations abroad. Despite the success of the state at considerably keeping out the virus, the health minister, Cameron Dick said he still expects more people of the state to be infected

“I expect that there will be more positive tests in Queensland – we need to be ready for that,”  he said last friday.

Australia has recorded a bit of success locking out the Zika Virus. Only 23 cases have been reported since 2012, and in all instances, the victims had caught the disease overseas.

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