as declared in Ubial said that out of the 57 Zika cases, 38 patients were female and 19 male.
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial announced in a press conference in Surigao City that there are 57 cases of Zika reported in the country.
Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN NewsSURIGAO CITY — Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial announced on Friday that as of February 2, 2017, there were 57 Zika cases in the country.
Metro Manila had the most number of Zika cases with 20.
Of the 57 cases, 7 were pregnant women.
DOH reiterates importance of cleanliness as PH now has 57 Zika cases – Philippines
These were detected in the following areas: National Capital Region – 20 cases (35%); CALABARZON – 18 cases (32%); Western Visayas – 15 cases (26%); Central Luzon – 2 cases (4%); and Central Visayas – 2 cases (4%).
As of February 2, 2017, a total of 57 Zika cases were reported in the country.
Zika virus is usually transmitted through the bite of infected female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that transmit Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.
Zika viral disease, caused by Zika virus, is characterized by fever, rash, and conjunctivitis.
Currently, there is no available vaccine to prevent Zika virus infection.
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