Via Channel NewsAsia: 16 pregnant women in Singapore confirmed to have Zika. Excerpt:
A total of 16 pregnant women have been confirmed to have the Zika virus in Singapore, the Ministry of Health said on Friday (Sep 23), nearly a month since the first locally transmitted Zika case was identified by authorities.
The doctors of the pregnant women are following up closely with them to provide counselling and support.
As of Friday, there are 387 confirmed Zika cases in Singapore, according to data on the National Environment Agency's website.
Responding to queries by Channel NewsAsia, the Health Ministry confirmed that 658 Zika tests were conducted between Sep 7 and Sep 17. Of these, 197 were for pregnant and or symptomatic individuals who required the test.
The Ministry also added that it is exploring plans to set up a national surveillance programme to monitor the development of babies born to pregnant women with Zika. It added that it is keeping close tabs on the pregnant women who have been notified to have the Zika virus infection.