In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, a worker from the Ministry of Health sprays mosquito insecticide fog in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a day after two new Zika virus infection cases were detected in the country. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
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Thailand confirmed Friday that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly, a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, the first time microcephaly had been linked to Zika in Southeast Asia.Health authorities in Thailand have confirmed 349 Zika cases since January, including 33 pregnant women.Thailand's confirmation of Zika-linked microcephaly comes ahead of China's week-long "Golden Week" holiday with Thailand expecting 220,000 Chinese visitors, up from 168,000 for the week in 2015, Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn told Reuters.Thailand's health ministry said Tuesday it was investigating four suspected cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in three babies and an unborn baby.Zika has been linked to more than 1,800 confirmed cases of microcephaly in Brazil, according to the WHO.
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