Friday, September 09, 2016

Singapore: MOH/NEA Zika Update - Sept 9th


Although we are not quite two weeks into Singapore's reporting of Zika cases, the total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 300.

Joint MOH-NEA statement (9 September)

1.        As of 12pm, 9 September, MOH has confirmed 12 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 and one case is linked to the Elite Terrace cluster. The other new case has no known links to any existing cluster.

Vector Control Update

2.        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 2/ Bedok North Avenue 3/ Bedok North Street 3; Joo Seng Road; Bishan Street 12; Elite Terrace and Ubi Crescent. As of 8 September 2016, a total of 183 breeding habitats have been found and destroyed in the cluster areas, of which 114 are from homes, and 69 from common areas/other premises.

3.        As a continuation from last weekend, outreach activities supporting the Mozzie Wipeout Movement Against Zika will be conducted all over Singapore this weekend to urge all residents to join in the collective effort in the fight against Zika by doing the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout, removing stagnant water and not littering. 

4.        Members of the public can obtain updated information on Zika and details on current clusters at NEA’s website: and

5.        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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