Zika

3 MORE ZIKA CASES REPORTED @ SERANGOON NORTH AVE 1

3 more cases of locally transmitted Zika infections have been reported at Serangoon North Avenue 1, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a statement today. This follows 2 cases reported in June, one at Kensington Park Drive and the other at Parry Avenue.

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2 ZIKA-INFECTED PREGNANT S'PORE MOTHERS GIVE BIRTH TO HEALTHY BABIES

Mainstream media reported that 2 of the expectant mothers who were infected with zika while pregnant have given birth to healthy babies with no signs of microcephaly. The Singapore Ministry of Health reported that there were currently no reported cases of zika-linked microcephaly in Singapore. As for the other 15 pregnant mothers infected with zika, they are closely monitoring baby developments and doctors are supporting them closely with follow ups and counselling.

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THAILAND CONFIRMS TWO CASES OF ZIKA-LINKED MICROCEPHALY BIRTH DEFECT IN BABIES

Dr. Prasert Thongccharoen, Adviser on Disease Control for Thailand's Health Ministry confirmed that two babies suffering from microcephaly was due to infections of the zika virus. These are the first cases of zika-linked microcephaly to be announced in Southeast Asia. Despite the announcement, Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Director within the Thai Health Ministry assured the public that Thailand was not experiencing any Zika epidemic and that the spread of infection has not worsen.

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ALJUNIED RESIDENT: ILLEGAL DUMPING OF FURNITURE REASON FOR ZIKA & DENGUE OUTBREAK

Do you know that unwanted furniture like sofa, beds and refrigerators are being dumped along Geylang Lorong 16 and 18? Now you understand why the Aljunied Sim Ave area is a zika and dengue cluster? All these trash is perfect breeding ground for aedes mosquitoes and with all the rain recently, sure it will worsen the situation. NEA can do fogging all they like but if they do not take action against such illegal dumping, the situation will never be resolved properly.

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