CDC warns over Zika In Thailand

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday raised a travel health notice for Thailand to a level two alert, suggesting travelers practice enhanced precautions against Zika virus infection and pregnant women should postpone travel to the area.

The agency said the decision was made after the WHO on Friday last week listed Thailand as a country with indigenous Zika cases.

The outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil last year has continued to spread worldwide, the agency said, adding that its diseases monitoring data showed that at least 36 regions — mainly in South and Central America and the Caribbean — have reported indigenous cases.

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