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Singapore Reports More Than 40 Local Zika Transmissions

SINGAPORE—Singapore authorities Sunday said they have identified 41 cases of Zika virus infection that were transmitted locally, and warned that they expect to find more.

Among the infected were 36 foreign construction workers at a site near Aljunied, an area in the southeast of the island, the health ministry said. The day before, authorities said they had confirmed Singapore’s first case of the Zika virus being transmitted locally. The patient was a 47-year-old Malaysian woman who lived in Aljunied, a mixed commercial and residential zone, and is now in hospital under observation. She developed a fever, rash and conjunctivitis from Aug. 25.

The health ministry said none of those infected, which included another four Singaporeans from the same neighborhood, had recently traveled abroad to areas affected by the Zika virus. The ministry said it concluded that they were likely to have been infected in Singapore, and that it “cannot rule out further community transmission in...


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