Public Health advises pregnant Norwegian women to avoid traveling to Singapore because of the outbreak of Zika Virus.
This is the first country in Asia where authorities in Singapore recently confirmed the outbreak of Zika. They assume that the infection is transmitted through mosquito bites. To date there are 82 confirmed cases of infection.
Folkehelseinstituttet at home is following developments closely and has issued updated travel advice. Pregnant woman are advised not to travel, and others should take precautions after they return home.
Pregnant women who have stayed in Singapore since June 1st, should be followed up by the health services after their return, said the Council. The pregnant women who still choose to travel to affected areas should be particularly careful and use mosquito protection during their stay.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today