HCM City: new Zika infection in pregnant woman found

A pregnant woman residing in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 11 has been diagnosed with Zika virus, raising the total number of Zika infections among expectant mothers in the city to 18.

According to Tran Phi Long, Vice Chairman of the District 11 People’s Committee, the woman, who is on her 22nd week of pregnancy, is now in stable health condition and being monitored closely.

Local authorities have sprayed chemicals to kill mosquitoes in District 11’s ward 16 where she is residing.

As of December 14, Ho Chi Minh City reported 128 Zika-infected cases, with the highest number of 23 cases in Binh Thanh district. 

Seventeen cases have been found in District 2, while Districts 12, 9, Thu Duc and Tan Phu have reported 11 cases each. District 8 is currently the only locality in the city that has no Zika infection.

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