Zika cases in Singapore reach 333

Today Online 13 Sep 16;

SINGAPORE — Another four cases of Zika were confirmed as of 12pm on Monday (Sept 12), bringing the total number of locally transmitted cases in Singapore to 333.

The authorities provided this updated figure on the National Environment Agency’s website late Monday night.

As of Monday, it no longer issued daily advisories breaking down the numbers.

The number of clusters remained unchanged, at seven. These are in 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.

The bulk of the cases are in the Aljunied cluster, at 269.

The second-biggest is the Elite Terrace cluster, with seven cases, all emerging in the last two weeks.

As of Sunday, there were eight cases involving pregnant women. “Their doctors are following up closely with them to provide support and counselling,” the MOH and the NEA said in a joint statement on Sunday.

Vector control operations and outreach efforts in the existing seven cluster areas are ongoing. As of Saturday, a total of 202 breeding habitats have been found and destroyed in the cluster areas, of which 121 are in homes, and 81 in common areas/other premises.

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