First case of Zika in pregnant woman in Dong Nai Province

The director of the Department of Health in the southern province of Dong Nai Huynh Minh Hoan said that the first case of Zika virus is a pregnant woman in Bien Hoa City.

A medical worker is spraying chemical to kill mosquito in a house in Bien Hoa Town in the southern province of Dong Nai (Photo: SGGP)

The woman was 29 week pregnant and taken to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City last week with symptoms including rash, fever, and fatigue. Medical workers soon took her blood samples for test conducted by Pasteur Institute.

Test result showed that the pregnant woman is positive for the virus.

Following, the Department of Health in Dong Nai implemented anti-mosquito task in the woman’s neighborhood.

As scheduled, the Department will have urgent meeting on December 5 with the disease steering board committee to fight against the epidemic.

By Ngo Sy – translated by Uyen Phuong

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