SINGAPORE, Sept 8 There is no evidence a strain
of the Zika virus that has broken out in Singapore is more or
less severe than the one circulating in Latin America, media
reported on Thursday, citing the health ministry.
An analysis of the virus found in two cases of local
transmission in Singapore showed it belonged to an Asian lineage
and it likely evolved from a strain already circulating in
Southeast Asia, the Straits Times newspaper said on its website.
The analysis will be made available for the benefit of the
global scientific community, including the World Health
Organisation, the newspaper said.
(Reporting by Marius Zaharia; Editing by Robert Birsel)