Zika cases reach 384; number of Zika clusters remain at 9

Today Online 21 Sep 16;

SINGAPORE — The total number of locally-transmitted Zika cases has hit 384, with 1 new case confirmed as of 3pm on Wednesday (Sept 21), according to the latest update on the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Zika webpage.

The number of Zika clusters remains unchanged at nine. They are 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; Jalan Raya/Circuit Road; Sengkang Central/Sengkang East Avenue and Hougang Ave 7.

Meanwhile, an expectant couple in Johor who were recently infected by Zika has been declared free of the virus, reported Malaysia’s state news agency Bernama.

Blood and urine test results showed the husband and wife both no longer have the Zika virus strain in their bodies, State Health and Environment Committee chairman Ayub Rahmat told Bernama.

The 27-year-old woman was the first case of a pregnant woman infected with the virus. She was three months pregnant with her first child. Her husband, who works in Geylang, had been commuting daily for work.