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Just two days after Vietnamese health officials reported their sixth and seventh Zika virus cases, the Ministry of Health reports today (computer translated) on a microcephaly case in a four-month old child Krong Buk district, Dak Lak province.

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The Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology has opened up an investigation and blood samples have been sent to Nagasaki University in Japan for Zika analysis.

Local media reports (computer translated) that Zika testing was performed on the mother in a Vietnam lab, which revealed she was Zika positive.

In addition, examination by experts say the microcephaly looks like Zika is the cause, the report states.

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  1. […] Just two days after Vietnamese health officials reported their sixth and seventh Zika virus cases, the Ministry of Health reports today (computer translated) on a microcephaly case in a four-month old child Krong Buk district, Dak Lak province. The Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology has opened up an investigation and blood samples have been sent to […] Asia – Outbreak News Today […]

  2. […] days after Vietnam health officials raised the epidemic alert level after reported a potential Zika-related microcephaly case in a four-month old child Krong Buk […]

  3. […] a follow-up on a report two weeks ago concerning a potential Zika-related microcephaly case in a four-month old child Krong Buk district, Dak Lak province, Vietnam health officials say […]

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