Health officials in Singapore have reported 38 additional locally transmitted Zika virus cases, bringing the outbreak total to 189 through Sep. 2.
Of these, 34 cases are linked to the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way cluster. Four cases have no known links to any existing cluster.
The National Environmental Agency (NEA) continues with vector control operations to control theAedes mosquito population in Aljunied Crescent / Sims Drive / Kallang Way / Paya Lebar Way.
NEA has also conducted vector control operations and outreach efforts in Bedok North Avenue 3. As of 1 Sep, 19 breeding habitats – comprising 12 in homes and 7 in common areas/other premises – have been detected and destroyed. Mosquito control measures are ongoing.
Health officials advise residents of affected areas and areas of concern in Singapore, especially pregnant women, to monitor their health.
They should 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.