City reports 119 positive cases for Zika virus

14 pregnant women among 119 people are positive for the Zika virus in the city, reported  the Ho Chi Minh City Preventative Health Center yesterday.

By this time, Binh Thanh district still is the district with highest number of 22 infection cases, followed by district 2 with 17 cases, district 12 with 11 infections and Tan Phu district being inclusive 10 cases.

District 8 and 11 are two safe localities with the Zika virus.

In order to cope with complicated development of the disease, the health center advised residents and pregnant women should actively prevent mosquito bites, destroy mosquitoes and mosquito larva.

By Thanh Son- Translated by Huyen Huong

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