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Singapore Confirms 82 Local Zika Cases; U.S., Other Countries Issue Travel Warnings

Quartz: Singapore now has 82 locally transmitted Zika cases, nearly twice the number of the United States
“Singapore — with a population of five million — has almost double the number of locally transmitted Zika cases as the U.S., with a total of 82 as of Aug. 29, according to the country’s health ministry. That compares to the U.S. state of Florida where 43 people have contracted the disease locally as of the same date. Florida remains the only state in the U.S. to have recorded locally transmitted Zika cases, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention…” (Tan, 8/30).

Reuters: Singapore confirms 26 more local transmission Zika cases: media
“Singapore confirmed 26 more cases of locally transmitted Zika infections on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 82, local media reported, citing the health ministry and National Environment Agency…” (Zaharia, 8/30).

Reuters: Singapore confirms Zika spread; U.S. and other countries issue travel warnings
“Confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, as the United States joined a growing list of countries warning pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to the city-state. … On Tuesday, the United States warned pregnant women not to travel to Singapore, joining Australia, Taiwan and South Korea…” (Zaharia et al., 8/30).

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