3 new Zika cases reported, with 2 at Glasgow Road

3 new Zika cases reported, with 2 at Glasgow Road
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Published: 8:12 PM, April 20, 2017
Updated: 9:32 PM, April 20, 2017

SINGAPORE – Three new cases of Zika infections have been reported this week, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on its website. 

Two were reported in the Glasgow Road area, with the third case reported at the Poh Huat Road West (Nouvelle Pk)/Poh Huat Terrace/Terrasse Lane (Terrasse) cluster.

Glasgow Road is adjacent to Flower Road, where previous Zika cases had been reported earlier this month.

The first cluster in the area, at Simon Place, has been closed.

NEA has urged all residents and stakeholders to maintain vigilance and take immediate steps to eliminate mosquito breeding habitats by practising the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout.

Most people infected with the Zika virus do not develop symptoms, which heightens the risk of a Zika resurgence as it may take some time before a reintroduced Zika virus is detected.

Members of the public are advised to 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.

Singapore had its first locally transmitted case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in August last year.