Two new Zika cases found in HCM City

Two people in Ho Chi Minh City have been tested positive with Zika virus, the Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on October 15.

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It was confirmed that a 22-year-old woman in District 2 and a 43-year-old in District 12 , tested positive to Zika virus.

As of today, these two cases of the Zika virus has been confirmed in the country, bringing the total number of victims of 7, including 4 patients in HCM City and three in provinces Binh Duong, Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen.

The Ministry of Health has drastically urged localities to take prevention measures in response to an increase of Zika patients as well as enhancing its Emergency Operations Center (EOC)’s activities in instructing, supervising, and testing to detect Zika virus infection early in the course of illness.

In early 2016, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus as a public health threat that will soon spread in new regions. There is currently no vaccine or medicine to treat Zika.

By Tran Vu – Translated by Kim Khanh

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