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‘13 Indians Test Positive For Zika In Singapore’

Foreign Ministry confirmed the news on Thursday in an reply to media

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Publish Date: Sep 1 2016 1:47PM | Updated Date: Sep 1 2016 9:32PM

‘13 Indians Test Positive For Zika In Singapore’
Foreign ministry confirmed on Thursday that 13 Indians have tested positive for the Zika virus in Singapore. 
The mosquito-borne disease outbreak affected three dozen workers on a construction site and they all test positive with Zika.
"According to our reports, 13 Indian nationals have tested positive for Zika in Singapore," Vikas Swarup, spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs said.
US health officials have concluded that Zika infections in pregnant women can cause microcephaly defect.
It is a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to severe developmental problems in babies.
China’s Foreign Ministry too said on Thursday that its embassy in Singapore had been informed that 21 Chinese nationals in the country are also confirmed to have been infected with Zika.