The Zika virus has returned to Singapore with 2 confirmed victims tested positive for the virus. According to the press release by the National Environment Agency (NEA) today (Mar 29), the 2 infected lived in the same household at Simon Place, near Kovan MRT station.
Anti-mosquito measures like thermal fogging and misting has been taken by the NEA and residents in the vicinity were informed of the emergence of the Zika virus infection:
“Residents at Simon Place were advised to apply repellent as a precaution. They were also told to maintain vigilance and continue to eliminate mosquito breeding habitats, as there could still be asymptomatic or mild, undiagnosed cases which might result in further transmission of the virus if there are mosquitoes in the vicinity.”
The NEA said that most Zika virus carriers do not display symptoms which will likely increase the risk of the virus’s resurgence. The first Zika virus record was in May, infecting up to 458 in 2016. The two cases confirmed today are the first in 2017.