The first Zika cluster of 2017 was reported in Simon Place, near Kovan, involving two locally transmitted cases from the same household. There have also been six other isolated Zika cases detected in Singapore this year.
Last year, ever since the first case of Zika was detected in Singapore, the infection spread like wildfire.
This time, to prevent a serious outbreak, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has conducted vector control operations and outreach activities in the cluster, including inspecting about 120 out of 400 premises in the cluster for mosquito breeding, ground checks in the vicinity and more.
The Zika virus is a virus infection transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, which also carries the dengue and chikungunya viruses.
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By The Straits Times, last updated March 2017
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