Just one week zika virus in Singapore were infected 242 people, raising concerns about the potentially rapid surge in cases across Asia.
A recent study suggests that approximately 2.6 billion people in the region and in Africa may be at risk for Contracting the virus, which causes a neurological disorder of microcephaly in unborn babies. It is not yet clear why Zeke had spread so suddenly in Singapore. Many cases, scientists believe that locally transmitted by mosquitoes Aedes Aegypti.
In November 2015 in Brazil, declared a state of emergency in public health, as cases of alleged microcephaly continued to grow.
In February 2016, the world health organization declared a global state of emergency because of the virus, Zeke, predicting as many as 4 million cases by year-end.
Singapore is not the only country in Asia that was affected by the virus zika - Thailand also seen cases within three months, according to the European centre for control and prevention of diseases (ECDC).
Another dengue fever is also spread by mosquitoes. Singapore is spending to control the disease. But in recent efforts to stop their spread clearly not worked. In 2015, the government has spent $ 72 million dollars in research to prevent dengue fever, a tropical disease that causes fever, headache and skin rash in infected individuals.
According to a study of 2.6 billion people are at risk of Contracting zika virus in Asia and Africa.
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