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Philippines Reports First Case Of Zika In Pregnant Woman; Thailand Investigates 4 Cases Of Alleged Zika-Related Microcephaly

Agence France-Presse: Philippines reports first Zika pregnancy case
“The Philippines on Monday reported its first known case of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus that threatens unborn babies, as authorities warned people to avoid mosquitoes. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said 12 cases of Zika had been detected across the Philippines this month, including a 22-year-old woman from the central island of Cebu who is 19 weeks pregnant with her first child…” (9/26).

Reuters: Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly
“Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia…” (Lefevre et al., 9/27).