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    Babies born to Zika patients to be monitored until age 3: MOH

    By Vimita Mohandas Posted 27 Dec 2016 20:36 Updated 27 Dec 2016 22:53

    SINGAPORE: Babies born to women who were infected with Zika during pregnancy will be monitored until they reach the age of three, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Dec 27).

    There have not been any reported cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Singapore yet, although the virus has been linked to the birth defect elsewhere - Colombia reported a spike in microcephaly and about six per cent of Zika pregnancies in the United States resulted in babies with birth defects.

    In Singapore, 17 pregnant women were confirmed to have contracted Zika as of Dec 21. Three of them have given birth and their babies have no signs of microcephaly. Doctors will continue to follow up closely with the pregnant women and their babies, said MOH.
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    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...h/3396876.html
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