New Zika case reported in southern province

(VOVworld) - The southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on November 21 reported a second Zika virus infection case. The 22-year-old female is an older sister of the first patient. Both are residing in Phu My town, Tan Thanh district.

New Zika case reported in southern province - ảnh 1
Spraying to kill mosquito larvae (Source: VNA)

Director of the provincial Department of Health Pham Minh An said the woman got sick on October 31, one day after her younger brother was diagnosed to be infected with the virus, with symptoms of fever and rash. She received outpatient treatment at Ba Ria Hospital, and her blood sample was sent to Ho Chi Minh City’s Pasteur Institute for test.
On November 21, the provincial health sector received the positive test result from the institute, and thus promptly zoning off areas, killing mosquito larva and spraying chemicals to exterminate the outbreaks. Medical workers also provided health consultations and check-ups for 80 pregnant women in Tan Thanh district. Vietnam had detected 65 Zika infection cases by November 19, including 62 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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