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    Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...h/3102066.html

    Too costly for Indonesia to thoroughly test for Zika: Health official
    Posted 05 Sep 2016 20:24 Updated 05 Sep 2016 20:25

    JAKARTA: Indonesia can not afford to thoroughly check for a possible Zika outbreak, a health ministry official said, as Southeast Asia's most populous country must focus on fighting dengue, a potentially fatal virus also carried by mosquitoes.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) lists Indonesia among Asian countries with possible endemic transmission of, or evidence of, local Zika infections, but authorities in the sprawling nation of 250 million people have yet to report any recent infections...

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