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Health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika

By Reuters in Yangon | China Daily | Updated: 2016-11-21 07:53

Myanmar is largely unprepared for an outbreak of Zika, experts say, with the Health Ministry slashing anti-virus measures due to lack of funds, overworked doctors skipping checkups and pregnant women saying they are in the dark about the dangers.

Zika has spread to some 60 countries and territories since the current outbreak was identified last year in Brazil, raising alarm over the rare birth defect microcephaly, as well as other neurological disorders it can cause in infants and adults.

The World Health Organization's Myanmar country head Dr Jorge M. Luna, warned Myanmar was likely to experience more cases of the mosquito-borne virus that has spread quickly in the region, with the number of infections doubling in Vietnam and 33 fresh cases confirmed in Thailand this week..

Health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika

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