HO CHI MINH CITY, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has just spotted eight Zika patients, lifting the total in the city to 46 and in the country to 54, the municipal Preventive Medicine Center said Friday.

To date, 13 out of 24 rural and urban districts of Ho Chi Minh City have had Zika patients.

Vietnam has so far spotted 54 Zika patients, including 46 from Ho Chi Minh City, two in Dak Lak and Binh Duong provinces each, and one in Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Long An and Ba Ria Vung Tau provinces each.