Chinese nationals, Bangladeshis, Malaysians among Zika cases in Singapore

Chinese nationals, Bangladeshis, Malaysians among Zika cases in Singapore

A total of 57 nationals including Bangladeshis, Chinese, Indians and Malaysians are among the 115 confirmed Zika cases in Singapore, Singapore's Health Ministry said.

SINGAPORE: A total of 57 foreign nationals including Bangladeshis, Chinese, Indians and Malaysians who live and work in Singapore are among the 115 people who tested positive for Zika, said the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The breakdown of foreigners who have been infected is as follows:
- Bangladesh: 10
- China: 23
- India: 15
- Indonesia: 1
- Malaysia: 6
- Myanmar 1
- Taiwan: 1

Said MOH of the cases: "All had mild illness. Most have recovered while the rest are recovering well.”

Malaysia announced its first local case on Thursday (Sep 1). One of its citizens, a 47-year-old woman living in Aljunied Crescent, was the first case to be announced by Singapore authorities on Saturday.

The Bangladesh High Commission, Chinese Foreign Ministry and Indonesian Foreign Ministry said they have been notified of the cases by Singapore authorities.

"We have also been informed that the patients are presented with mild symptoms and have either recovered or recovering. We are in touch with the Ministry of Health in this regard," said Mahbub Uz Zaman, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore.

Source: CNA/mn

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