Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Singapore: MOH/NEA Zika Update - Sept 7th

http://www.nea.gov.sg/public-health/vector-control/overview/zika-clusters
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The number of new Zika cases in Singapore declines again today, with just 8 new confirmations, although 4 of those are not linked to previously identified clusters.

According to the NEA, as of yesterday, there have been 275 confirmed cases, which when you add in today's numbers, brings the total to 283

Since half of today's cases are apparently from outside already established clusters, it is a bit soon to read very much into today's dip in the number of new cases.


Joint MOH-NEA statement (7 Sep 2016) 

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Joint MOH-NEA statement (7 September)

1.        As of 12pm, 7 September, MOH has confirmed eight new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore. Of these, two cases are linked to the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way cluster, and one case is linked to the Bishan Street 12 cluster.  

2.        There is a potential new cluster involving one previously reported case and a new case today. They both live in the Elite Terrace area. The other four cases have no known links to any existing cluster.  

Vector Control Update

3.        NEA is continuing with vector control operations and outreach efforts in the cluster areas at Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Paya Lebar Way/ Kallang Way/ Circuit Road/ Geylang East Central/ Geylang East Avenue 1, Bedok North Avenue, Joo Seng Road, and Bishan Street 12. As of 6 September 2016, a total of 150 breeding habitats have been found and destroyed in the cluster areas, of which 99 are from homes, and 51 from outdoor areas.

4.        NEA will also be carrying out vector control operations and outreach efforts at Elite Terrace.

5.        From 7 September 2016, members of the public can obtain updated information on Zika and details on current clusters at NEA’s website: www.nea.gov.sg/zika and www.nea.gov.sg/zika-clusters.

6.        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 community.

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