In the week ending August 27, Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) recorded the first Zika virus case in the city-state of 2022. The last time Zika was reported in Singapore was March 2020.
Zika virus infection is primarily transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, similar to dengue.
In a follow-up on the dengue situation in Singapore, the NEA now reports 26,095 total dengue cases through September 2. This is around 5 times the 5,258 cases reported in the whole of 2021.
Dengue cases continue to drop week after week with 666 cases reported last week.
However, NEA warns the high Aedes aegypti mosquito population, together with circulation of the previously uncommon DENV-3, will likely lead to dengue case numbers remaining high in the coming months.
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