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Will the Zika Virus Make Its Way to Singapore?

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency.

In the light of this, Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) will take additional precautions against the virus.

Both authorities will expand the capability to test for the Zika virus to public hospital laboratories.

 

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The MOH will also issue advice on treating pregnant women.

A clinical advisory group has been set up to look into the management of pregnant women who might carry the Zika virus. Doctors will soon receive guidelines on treating such women.

 

Read more here:

Zika: MOH to issue advice on treating pregnant women

Singapore steps up measures against Zika virus; clinical advisory group on infection and pregnancy to be set up

 

Earlier reports suggest even if the Zika virus reaches Singapore, it is unlikely to result in major outbreaks here compared to dengue. 

Here’s what you should know about the virus at a glance. 

Source: World Health Organization

 

Learn more about the Zika virus from the WHO here

 

By Muneerah Bee, March 2016 

 

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