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PAP MINISTER ONG YE KUNG: ZIKA IS A MILD ILLNESS

Many residents are concerned about the spread of the Zika virus. After speaking to many learned colleagues and experts, I think these are the 5 keys things to know. I wrote it as a layman. First, Zika spread through the zebra-striped, Aedes mosquitoes. They tend to bite in the day, especially during dawn and dusk. In the Yishun part of my constituency, we have been encountering black mosquitoes which bred in the underground drain. These are Culex mosquitoes. They do not transmit Zika. Second, Zika is a mild illness. The symptoms are fever, rashes, joint aches, headaches and red eyes.

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