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Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus - media

SINGAPORE, Aug 28 Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, local media reported on Sunday, citing the city-state's health ministry.

10:26am BST

TIMELINE-Zika's origin and global spread

(Updates with first Zika case in Singapore) The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago: 1947: Scientists researching yellow fever in Uganda's Zika Forest identify the virus in a rhesus monkey 1948: Virus recovered from Aedes africanus mosquito in Zika Forest 1952: First human cases detected in Uganda and Tanzania 1954: Virus found in Nigeria 1960s-80s: Zika detected in mosquitoes and monkeys across equa

27 Aug 2016

Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus

SINGAPORE, Aug 28 Singapore has confirmed its first case of a locally-transmitted Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect, in Brazil, the health ministry said.

27 Aug 2016

RPT-Whiplashed investors stay skittish about St. Jude

Aug 26 One day after a short seller claimed that St. Jude Medical Inc's heart implants are vulnerable to deadly cyber attacks, investors appear most concerned about whether the accusation will derail St. Jude's $24 billion planned deal for Abbott Labs to buy it.

27 Aug 2016

UPDATE 3-Stada shareholder AOC pushes through board reshuffle

* New CEO Wiedenfels promises more dynamism (Recasts, adds vote for new chairman)

27 Aug 2016
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