ZIKA VIRUS IS STILL ALIVE IN SG, TWO NEW CASES IN SERANGOON

Dear A.S.S. Editor

NEA have announced that two new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection have been confirmed. The new clusters involves two residents at Block 143, Serangoon North Ave 1 and Serangoon Ville.

NEA has extended ongoing vector control operations in the vicinity to the new cluster area. NEA have been conducting inspections in the area even before the two new cases were announced. So far, 11 breeding habitats have been found and destroyed at the new area.

Seven of those cases were in homes, and the other four in common areas and other premises. Most people with Zika virus do not develop symptoms, which heightens the risk of a Zika resurgence as it may take some time before a reintroduced Zika virus is detected.

Daryl Bey

A.S.S. Contributor

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