Philippines health officials confirmed 10 additional Zika virus cases Tuesday, bringing the country total to 33.
The new cases were reported from Calamba, Laguna (2), Bacoor, Makati, Antipolo, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, Manila, Caloocan and Las Piñas.
Officials are still trying to confirm the pregnancy status of the Las Piñas patient.
The Western Visayas and Metro Manila have each recorded greater than 10 cases apiece.
In southern Vietnam, three additional Zika cases have been reported in Ho Chi Minh City, bringing the city’s total to 38.
One of the victims resides in Binh Thanh District, while the other two live in District 2, according to deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, Nguyen Huu Hung.
Nationally, the Zika tally stands at 47 with the other nine cases being reported from Binh Duong, Dak Lak, Khanh Hoa, Long An, Phu Yen and Tra Vinh provinces.
According to the latest Zika virus update of the WHO, 15 countries/areas in the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia have reported mosquito-borne outbreak from 2015 onwards, or had possible endemic transmission or evidence of local mosquito-borne infections in 2016.
To date, 75 countries/areas have reported mosquito-borne transmission since 2007, while 12 have reported person-to-person transmission probably by sexual contact since 2016.
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