Pasenggers pass by the travel advisory on the yellow fever infection at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 August 2016. Singapore Health Ministry said a day earlier that the 47-year-old Malaysian was likely infected by Zika virus in Singapore since she had not travelled to any countries affected by the virus, local newspaper report.

Malaysian health authorities on Thursday confirmed the country's first case of Zika, over a week after neighbouring Singapore reported its first outbreak of the virus.

A 58-year-old woman, who had been to Singapore a few days earlier to visit her Zika-afflicted daughter, was also diagnosed as positive, Health Minsiter S. Subramaniam said in a statement.

The woman and her husband returned from Singapore on August 21 and suffered rashes on August 28, He added.

“[The] result of the urine test on August 31 found her positive for [the] Zika virus,” Subramaniam said, adding that the patient’s blood test result was still pending.

Subramaniam said the victim’s husband and the family who lived with her have yet to show any symptoms.

“The Ministry of Health has already started vector control activities in the residential area of the case and other places that the patient had visited,” he said.

Singapore has reported that for the period between August 27 and 31, there were 115 confirmed Zika cases, five of whom were Malaysian citizens residing in the island-state.

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