The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has reported two additional Zika virus infections, one in Binh Duong Province and one in Ho Chi Minh City, both in women. The new discovery brings Vietnam’s total number of confirmed Zika cases to five.
Xinhua reports the 27-year-old pregnant woman, who lives in the town of Thuan An in Binh Duong province, has neither toured nor contacted Zika patients before contracting Zika virus and the 28-year-old woman from Ho Chi Minh’s District 9 had not traveled far away before being infected with the virus.
Both women have recovered.
These cases follow two cases reported in April and one reported in July.
At the end of September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted Zika virus-related special travel considerations for 11 Southeastern Asian countries, including Vietnam.
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