Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of zika virus infection, according to the Ministry of health on Monday.
Seven patients who are still potentially infectious, are being treated at the hospital, tan Tok Seng, said MOH. The rest fully recovered. "They came to the areas affected with the virus, Zeke and thus, apparently, were infected", says the statement released by the Ministry. Most cases are foreign nationals.
There is no vaccine or specific drugs for treating this disease, which is associated with serious birth defects. Although all these cases were concentrated in one area - the Ministry of health has warned that the virus could spread further, as some patients live or work in other parts of Singapore.
The first imported case of zika virus in Singapore were discovered in may after the person who visited Brazil began to show symptoms and was taken to the hospital.
According to the who and the Centers for control and prevention of diseases zika virus circulates in 58 countries, including Singapore.
Hong Kong reported the first imported case last Thursday: the 38-year-old woman who visited the Caribbean in early August.
Subsequently, she complained of pain in the joints and red eyes, but no fever, said the town centre's health. She is in stable condition and was placed under isolation in a Connected Christian hospital.
"With the recent first imported case in Hong Kong, we are faced with the risk of importation of the virus," said the press Secretary of the CHP. "All sectors should strengthen efforts to combat mosquitoes and the public should use repellents to protect themselves, their families and communities.
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