NEW DELHI, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- India Thursday said 13 Indian nationals have been affected by the mosquito -borne Zika virus in Singapore.
Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirmed the figures to the media, quoting the Indian mission in the Southeast Asian country.
Singapore has been witnessing a spurt in Zika virus, with more than 100 affected by the disease so far.
Zika is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus. It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus.
The infection, known as Zika fever or Zika virus disease, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever.
So far, there have been no cases of Zika virus found in India.