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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Singapore MOH/NEA Zika Update - Sept 6th
Today's Zika update from Singapore adds 17 new cases, 6 of which are not linked to previous clusters. Although local media are reporting a wide range of totals, FluTrackers has 246 cases based on MOH reporting.
1. As of 12pm, 6 September, MOH has confirmed 17 new cases of
locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore. Of these, 10
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 Bishan Street
12 area. The other six cases have no known links to any existing
Vector Control Update
3. NEA has been continuing with vector control operations and
outreach efforts in Aljunied Crescent / Sims Drive / Paya Lebar Way /
Kallang Way. NEA has also expanded operations and outreach efforts at
the periphery of this cluster at Circuit Road, Geylang East Central,
Geylang East Avenue 1. As of 5 September, 65 breeding habitats –
comprising 38 in homes and 27 in common areas/other premises – have been
detected and destroyed.
4. NEA is continuing with vector control operations and
outreach efforts in Bedok North Avenue. As of 5 September, 67 breeding
habitats – comprising 56 in homes and 11 in common areas/other premises –
have been detected and destroyed. Mosquito control measures are
5. Vector control operations and outreach efforts at Joo Seng
Road are ongoing. As of 5 September, two instances of breeding in common
areas/other premises have been detected and destroyed.
6. NEA will be carrying out vector control operations and outreach efforts at Bishan Street 12.
7. Aligned to our dengue control approach, NEA will continue
to work with stakeholders and the community to reduce mosquito breeding,
as vector control is key to reducing the transmission of Zika in the