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The number of cases of zika virus in Singapore has reached 200

Singapore authorities reported on 3 September on the detection of 26 new cases of zika virus. The total number of cases in this country has reached 200 people.

The Ministry of health reported that 24 cases linked to an Asian, not a South African strain of the virus. Scientists continue to study pathogens, and soon promised to publish more data.

Local authorities also reported the discovery and destruction of more than 50 lesions, which bred mosquitoes carrying the virus.

Earlier it was reported about new cases of zika virus in Malaysia. One of the cases was a man who returned from Singapore.

The virus that leads to the birth of children with microcephaly, transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. The researchers also believe the virus is transmitted sexually. The vaccine virus has not yet been developed. Means of prevention is the destruction of mosquito vectors of disease.

The number of cases of zika virus in Singapore has reached 200 03.09.2016

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