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Fogging at Blk 120 Paya Lebar Way (Source : Limkevo Instagram account).

27 new cases of Zika virus infection, with Joo Seng Road as potential new cluster

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that as of 12 pm, 4 September, it had confirmed another 27 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection, bringing the number to 242 cases.

The statement said that out of these cases, 25 of them were linked to Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way cluster.

It also said that there is a potential new cluster involving one previously reported case and a new case on Sunday. They both live in the Joo Seng Road area. While, the other new case has no known links to any existing cluster.

Like it said before, the vector control remains the key to control the disease, systematic and holistic approach through surveillance, prevention and control, outbreak management and outreach to arrest mosquito borne transmission in Singapore. Its objective is to keep mosquito borne disease incidence low through reducing the mosquito population and breaking the disease transmission chain.

National Environment Agency (NEA) said that it had been continuing with vector control operations to control the Aedes mosquito population in Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way. It stated that 62 breeding habitats, comprising 36 in homes and 26 in common areas/other premises, had been detected and destroyed as of 3 September.

NEA officers and volunteers were also continuing with outreach efforts in Paya Lebar Way and Kallang Way.

Vector control operations and outreach efforts in Bedok North Avenue were still ongoing. It said that 39 breeding habitats, comprising 29 in homes and 10 in common areas/other premises, have been detected and destroyed as of 3 September. Mosquito control measures are ongoing.

Vector control operations and outreach efforts at Joo Seng Road would be carrying out.