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Sunday, September 04, 2016
Singapore: Joint MOH/NEA Statement On Zika - Sept 4th
The latest update from Singapore adds 27 additional Zika cases detected over the past 24 hours.
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
5. NEA will be carrying out vector control operations and outreach efforts at Joo Seng Road.