New Zika cluster at Kensington Park Drive

New Zika cluster at Kensington Park Drive

SINGAPORE: Two new cases of locally transmitted Zika have been confirmed at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon Gardens, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Wednesday (Jun 21). Both cases involve residents in the vicinity.

This new cluster was notified on Wednesday, and NEA has commenced vector control operations at the cluster area.

"Residents and stakeholders are urged to maintain vigilance and continue to eliminate mosquito breeding habitats, as there could be asymptomatic or mild, undiagnosed cases which might result in further transmission of the virus if there are mosquitoes in the vicinity," NEA said.

NEA urged residents in the area to allow its officers to carry out inspections of their homes, and advised them to apply insect repellent as a precaution. 

"Members of the public are advised to seek medical attention if they are unwell, especially with symptoms such as fever and rash. They should also inform their doctors of the location of their residence and workplace," the agency added. 

As of Wednesday, Kensington Park Drive is the only Zika cluster in Singapore. The Parry Avenue cluster, which was announced on Jun 9, is now closed and under surveillance.