30 Aug '16, 2pm

CNA | 26 more local Zika infections confirmed on Tuesday: MOH, NEA

SINGAPORE: 26 more cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection have been confirmed in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement on Tuesday (Aug 30). This is on top of the 15 cases confirmed on Monday and the 41 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore to 82. In their media release on Tuesday, the agencies gave more details of the new cases: 17 of them live or work in the Sims Drive/ Aljunied Crescent area and five live or work in Kallang Way and Paya Lebar Way, north of Sims Drive/Aljunied. The authorities are investigating the remaining four cases for their links to the affected area. The agencies added that another 111 individuals were tested negative over the last 24 hours. Earlier on Tuesday, MOH urged all pregnant women in Singapore with symptoms of Zika to be tested ...

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