Tuesday, January 23, 2018

First Case Of The Zika Virus In 2018 Reported In Singapore

The first Zika case of 2018 has been recorded and it broke a four-month streak without a single reported case of the Zika virus. Now, the first case of the new year has been confirmed in Singapore.The Ministry of Health says the latest case is the first since September 29, 2017.The patient sought outpatient treatment and is doing well, according to the Ministry of Health. While they confirmed the case and status of the patient, they declined to comment on where the infection originated or any further details on the case.Doctors cited patient confidentiality.Not the most settling answer. The first case of Zika that was locally transmitted in Singapore was reported in August 2016 and by the end of the year, the number of victims would rise to 450 people.The aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of the