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Zika virus victims shoot up to 6

The Department of Health (DoH) announced yesterday it has detected six more new confirmed Zika virus cases in the country.

Health spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag disclosed four of the new incidents are from Iloilo City, while the two remaining cases were from Cebu City and in Calabarzon, respectively.

“All mentioned cases had no history of travel to other countries within a month preceding onset of illness. All presented with skin rashes accompanied by joint pains or fever conjunctivitis and are expected to have recovered by this time,” Tayag said during a press conference in DoH’s main office in Manila yesterday.

This brings the total number of recorded local cases of Zika virus since 2012 to 14. Nine of these incidents were from this year. (Samuel P. Medenilla)

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