Vietnam reports first microcephaly case likely linked to Zika: Government agency

Vietnam so far has reported nine cases of Zika infections across the country.

By: Reuters | Hanoi | Published:October 30, 2016 10:33 am
Zika Virus, Zika Vietnam, microcephaly, Zika mosquito, Zika diagnosis, news, latest news, world news, international news, Vietnam news The case, a four-month old baby whose mother was diagnosed with Zika when she was pregnant, was found in the central province of Dak Lak, the General Department of Preventive Medicine said. (Representational Picture)

Vietnam reported the country’s first microcephaly case that has a high probability of being linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, a department of the nation’s health ministry said on Sunday.

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The case, a four-month old baby whose mother was diagnosed with Zika when she was pregnant, was found in the central province of Dak Lak, the General Department of Preventive Medicine said in a statement posted on its official website.

Vietnam so far has reported nine cases of Zika infections across the country.