Thailand confirms 21 Zika cases in Bangkok, including pregnant woman

The Thai authorities said on Sunday that 21 cases of Zika infection were recorded in central Bangkok’s Sathorn District, including a formerly pregnant woman who has safely given birth to her baby.
Officials said the 21 Zika patients’ situation in the capital’s central business district was under control.
According to the authorities the woman was found infected in the 37th week of her pregnancy after her husband returned from Singapore, where 275 Zika cases have been recorded. She has come down with a fever, rash, red eyes and joint pain.
Infected pregnant women can give birth to babies with microcephaly, a deformation marked by abnormally small brains and heads. Luckily, the contracted woman was safe with her newborn.
Ministry of Public Health has revealed 20 new cases of people who had contracted Zika in northern provinces namely iBung Kan, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai and Phetchabun in just a week recently.
The first confirmed case of Zika in Thailand was in 2012. This year there have been more than 100 reported cases.

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