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Malaysia confirms its eighth Zika virus case | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia confirmed an eighth Zika virus case on Sunday, involving a 67-year-old man who first confirmed signs in late November.

A web based assertion from the Well being Ministry’s director basic, Noor Hisham Abdullah, didn’t specify if the person from the state of Selangor contracted the case domestically or abroad.

The assertion stated that in Nov. 14-28, the person was in Kuala Lumpur, within the Selangor metropolis of Shah Alam and in Perak state, north of Selangor.

“His members of the family have been questioned and their blood and urine samples have been taken as quickly as he (the affected person) examined constructive for Zika,” stated Noor Hisham.

“Lively case detection is being carried out within the affected person’s residential space to detect if neighboring residents have signs of Zika.”

Malaysia confirmed its first Zika case in September, after a lady examined constructive for the virus following a three-day go to to neighboring Singapore.

U.S. well being officers have concluded that Zika infections in pregnant ladies could cause microcephaly, a delivery defect marked by small head measurement that may result in extreme developmental issues in infants.

(Reporting by Emily Chow; Enhancing by Richard Borsuk)

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