Baby possibly infected with Zika virus

A four-month old baby in the central highlands province of Dak Lak born with a shrunken head is suspected to have been infected by his mother with the Zika virus during her pregnancy.

Baby possibly infected with Zika virus

The baby suspected to have been infected by his mother with the Zika virus

According to the Ministry of Health, her ethnic minority mother in Krong Buk District suffered from high fever and broke out in the rash in the third month and sixth month of her pregnancy. The locality where she lives faced a dengue fever outbreak at that time.

The Central Highlands Institute of Epidemic Prevention has sent the baby's blood sample to the National Institute of Hygiene And Epidemiology for tests.

The Ministry of Health has also asked the Japanese government for help to define whether the baby is infected by Zika virus or not.

Following this case, the Ministry of Health has raised the country's Zika warning level.

Several people have been infected with the Zika virus in Vietnam.

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