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Zika outbreak infects 115 people in Singapore

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>> Singapore's Zika outbreak is getting worse fast. From just one case over the weekend, to 115 on Thursday, including a pregnant woman and dozens of foreigners. The government, which isn't exactly known for its transparency, has been quiet about where these victims are from. But Reuters' Marius Zaharia and his team have dug up some answers.
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>> We've been able to confirm with diplomatic nations and governments across Asia that some of them were Indian, Chinese, Malaysian. One was Indonesian, six were Bangladeshis.>> The virus has spread through crowded urban areas where many of the city's blue collar underclass live. Workers complain of small, hot living quarters, no working fans, and windows open to let in the breeze or mosquitoes.
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These neighborhoods deserted on Thursday, popular food courts quiet, shops closed, and parking lots empty. Now, there are fears the outbreak could also scare visitors away from the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix.>> The organizers of the Formula 1, even here in Singapore, say everything goes on as normal.
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But certainly if you look around on the streets, there are fewer tourists. There are definitely signs of fewer people arriving at the Changi Airport. We spoke to taxi drivers and they reported their waiting time at the airport going up from 15 to 30 minutes to an hour.>> US health officials say Singapore is the only Asian state with active Zika transmission, but Malaysia has just reported its first case, a woman who had apparently picked up the virus during a visit to Singapore.