Thailand records around 200 Zika virus cases

The Thai Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) on September 13 reported that around 200 Zika virus cases have been recorded since January, 2016, making Thailand one of the countries with the highest rate of Zika virus cases in the region. 

According to the MOPH’s spokesperson Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, 20 new Zika virus cases were found a week on average during the past three weeks and they are all in stable condition. 

This is the first time the MOPH has confirmed the number of Zika virus cases this year. The MOPH issued the report one day after health experts called on Thai authorities to be more transparent in publicly announcing the threat of Zika virus. 

Authorities worried that revealing information on Zika virus will impact the tourism industry that is Thailand’s significant source of income.

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