11 new cases of Zika confirmed Sunday; 10 have no known links to existing clusters

11 new cases of Zika confirmed Sunday; 10 have no known links to existing clusters

Of the 329 Zika cases in Singapore, eight are pregnant women who have been infected with the virus, says MOH.

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SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (Sep 11) confirmed 11 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore. Of these, one case is linked to the Elite Terrace cluster and the other ten cases have no known links to any existing cluster.

There are currently 329 Zika cases. Eight pregnant women have been infected with the virus, said MOH, adding that their doctors are following up closely with them to provide support and counselling.

The National Environment Agency (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; Ubi Crescent and Jalan Raya/Circuit Road.

As of Saturday, a total of 202 breeding habitats have been found and destroyed in the cluster areas. Of which 121 are from homes, and 81 from common areas/other premises.

From Monday, NEA and MOH will be providing daily updates via NEA’s website.

Members of the public may refer to the website for updated information on the number of reported Zika cases and ongoing clusters.

Source: CNA/jq

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