Mosquitos continue to spread Zika virus in HCM City

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has 141 reported cases of Zika virus through December 20 in 23 districts, 18 of which are pregnant women who have contracted the mosquito-borne disease, reports the City Preventive Medicine Centre. 

The Centre noted district 8 is the only one that hasn’t reported any cases of the virus. The districts with the highest number of infections are Binh Thanh with 28, District 2 with 18, District 12 with 13, Tan Phu with 11, District 9 with 10, and Go Vap, Phu Nhuan with six.

Zika disease can cause a brain defect syndrome microcephaly for babies if pregnant women contract the virus during their initial months of pregnancy.

The Centre has issued a health warning advising residents to undertake comprehensive plans to exterminate mosquito larvae, which are known carriers of both dengue fever and Zika. 


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