Aust well-protected from Zika: experts

Local infectious disease experts remain confident of Australia’s border control measures against the Zika virus despite the current outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease across South-East Asia. At the start of September, Singapore had reported 215 cases of Zika infections, while Thailand – a popular tourist destination for Australians – had confirmed 349 Zika cases since January. On Friday, Thailand health authorities reported two cases of microcephaly – a birth defect linked to the Zika virus. Babies born with this disease have underdeveloped heads that can cause major issues throughout the child’s life. Health authorities across the globe have been on…
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