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First case of Zika virus infection in Myanmar confirmed

by October 28, 2016 General

A pregnant foreign woman in Yangon has been diagnosed with Zika, Channel News Asia reported on 27 October quoting an MRTV report.

“A foreign woman in Yangon who is pregnant was found to have contracted Zika virus and further examination is being carried out,” MRTV reported without giving further details.

Information Ministry spokesman Myint Kyaw told Reuters it was the first Zika case confirmed in Myanmar. Two Myanmar citizens, one living in Singapore and one in Thailand, were identified as infected with the virus in September.