Pregnant Australian women and those trying for a baby, have been warned to defer all non-essential travel to Singapore over Zika virus fears.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a travel warning on Tuesday following a spike in confirmed cases of the virus in the country.
“There is ongoing transmission of Zika virus in Singapore,” the latest warning on the Smart Traveller website reads.
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“All travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites.
“Adopt additional measures advised by the Department of Health, including deferring non-essential travel if pregnant and avoiding pregnancy for two months following your return.”
As of Tuesday, there were 82 confirmed cases of Zika in Singapore.
The mosquito-born virus is known to cause severe malformations in unborn babies.