Sunday, September 04, 2016

Singapore: Joint MOH/NEA Statement On Zika - Sept 4th













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The latest update from Singapore adds 27 additional Zika cases detected over the past 24 hours.


Joint MOH-NEA statement (4 September)

1.        As of 12pm, 4 September, MOH has confirmed 27 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore. Of these, 25 cases are linked to the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way cluster.

2.        There is a potential new cluster involving one previously reported case and a new case today. They both live in the Joo Seng Road area. The other new case has no known links to any existing cluster. 

Vector Control Update

3.        NEA has been continuing with vector control operations to control the Aedes mosquito population in Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way.  As of 3 September, 62 breeding habitats – comprising 36 in homes and 26 in common areas/other premises – have been detected and destroyed.  NEA officers and volunteers are also continuing with outreach efforts in Paya Lebar Way and Kallang Way.

4.        NEA is continuing with vector control operations and outreach efforts in Bedok North Avenue. As of 3 September, 39 breeding habitats – comprising 29 in homes and 10 in common areas/other premises – have been detected and destroyed. Mosquito control measures are ongoing.

5.        NEA will be carrying out vector control operations and outreach efforts at Joo Seng Road.

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