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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.
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.
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