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Article Zika cluster at Bishan St 12 is first to be 'closed'
By: ANNABETH LEOW,   My Paper  My Paper  (TOPSTORIES)  29/09/2016
THE Zika cluster at Bishan Street 12 was declared closed yesterday by the National Environment Agency (NEA). It is   (194 words)
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Picture The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  01/10/2016
microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) urged action against the virus across the region. "Two of the three infants (tested) had microcephaly due to the Zika virus," said Health Ministry official Wicharn Pawan.The ministry said tests remain inconclusive as to whether Zika was linked to the third infant's condition
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Picture The Straits Times  (SCIENCE)  17/02/2017
having a Zika infection after contracting dengue is worse compared with just having a Zika infection on its own. A cohort study of people who contracted Zika while having an immunity to dengue is currently under way in Brazil by a different team of researchers. The result of this study is expected in one to two years' time. The symptoms of Zika infections
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Picture The Business Times  (GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY)  01/10/2016
concluded that Zika infections in pregnant women can cause microcephaly, which can lead to severe developmental problems in babies. The connection between Zika and microcephaly first came to light last year in Brazil, which has confirmed more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly that it considers to be related to Zika infections in the
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Picture The Straits Times  (INSIGHT)  14/05/2017
babies as they grow is uncertain, because all the children born to Zika-infected mothers are still toddlers. The CDC has identified that 1,311 women who were pregnant in the US in the past year were possibly infected with Zika; 56 of their children were born with Zika-related birth defects. In seven cases, the pregnancies ended early, and
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Picture The Straits Times  (HOME)  08/11/2016
Jalelah Abu Baker Two women who were diagnosed with Zika while pregnant have given birth, and their babies have no signs of microcephaly, a birth defect linked to the virus. The mothers have also recovered from Zika. To date, there are no reported cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) told The Straits Times
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Picture The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  29/12/2016
they started answering any of ours." While Zika numbers have tapered off in recent weeks – no new Zika cases have been reported since Dec 11 – there is much about the virus that remains to be discovered. Prof Leo said she is hoping to study, at regular intervals over the next two years, those who contract Zika to understand the disease's impact over a
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Picture The Straits Times  (ASIA)  28/09/2016
Bangkok". If confirmed, the Thai case or cases of Zika-linked microcephaly would be the first in South-east Asia, the WHO said in a statement. The Zika-microcephaly link first came to light last year in Brazil, which has confirmed more than 1,600 cases of microcephaly that it considers to be related to Zika infections in the mothers. Some health experts
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affected by Zika after the Americas. Thailand has been hardest hit, with more than 680 reported infections this year, followed by Singapore, with more than 450. Lacking evidence of varying degrees of virulence, health officials have warned Asia leaders to prepare for the worst. "Zika is Zika until proven otherwise. We assume that all Zikas are equally
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Picture The Straits Times  (WORLD)  20/11/2016
declared Zika a public health emergency of international concern – a designation under international law that compels countries to report outbreaks. The moved was part of an effort to determine if Zika was linked to reports in Brazil of the severe birth defect microcephaly and the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Traditionally, Zika had only
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