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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 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  (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 ???ME???  (OPINION)  25/11/2016
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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Picture The Straits Times  (HOME)  03/01/2017
mothers infected with Zika during pregnancy will not only help babies suffering Zika-related developmental problems, but will also help advance medical knowledge, doctors said. The Ministry of Health (MOH) said last Tuesday that it has set up the monitoring programme to address the risk of microcephaly in babies infected with Zika while in the womb.
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Picture The Straits Times  (MIND & BODY)  13/02/2018
women who contracted Zika during their pregnancy. Nevertheless, Associate Professor Teoh Yee Leong, a public health physician and chief executive of SCRI, said: "It is very important for us to have a potential Zika therapeutics in the future to tackle the threat of Zika infection." Singapore is at risk of Zika transmissions because of
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Picture The Business Times  (LIFE & CULTURE)  21/11/2016
ministry, said medical specialists were trained about Zika guidelines a few days earlier. "During the training, we told them how to give instructions to patients on how to avoid sexually transmitting Zika," he added. But in Yangon, Tun Lwin, who heads the regional public health authority, said Zika was not the priority, compared with sometimes fatal
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Picture The Straits Times  (WORLD)  03/02/2017
Clarke. To date, 29 countries have reported thousands of babies born with Zika-linked microcephaly. Angola last month said that it had recorded its first two cases of Zika. In Singapore, the Ministry of Health said that as of Dec 27, 17 pregnant women were known to have had Zika. Four of them have given birth, and their babies show no signs of microcephaly
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Picture The Straits Times  (MIND & BODY)  20/12/2016
pregnancies following Zika virus infection were affected by one or more birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection during pregnancy," said the report. A total of 442 women with possible Zika infection had given birth by Sept 22, and 26 of the pregnancies, or six per cent, resulted in birth defects that may be linked to Zika. It can cause babies
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