Just two weeks after Thailand officials disclosed seeing some 200 Zika virus infections in 2016 to date, Thailand’s Department of Disease Control reports investigating four suspect cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and one 36-week unborn child, all with smaller than usual heads.
Dr Amnuay Gajeena, director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said a team of obstetricians, gynecologists and pediatricians was conducting further tests to determine whether their unusually small heads was microcephaly associated with Zika virus infection.
He went on to say Zika virus had not become endemic in Thailand and that three to four cases of microcephaly are consistent with the 1% to 30% incidence of Zika-related microcephaly seen in other countries.
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