Singapore reports 41 cases of Zika

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TRAVEL GAZETTE – Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) is actively testing people who live in the areas with high likelihood of local transmissions of Zika virus, as the number of people in the city state infected by Zika virus has grown up to 41 by Sunday.

MOH has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore, and of these, 34 people have fully recovered while the other seven, who are still symptomatic and potentially infectious, are recovering at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The confirmation came a day after MOH and National Environment Agency (NEA) announced that a 47-year-old Malaysian woman living at Block 102 Aljunied Crescent was Singapore’s first reported case of locally transmitted Zika. She is the only female out of the 41 cases.

MOH and NEA jointly said that all the cases are residents or workers in the Aljunied Crescent or Sims Drive area.

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