Two new Zika cases at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon

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SINGAPORE — A new Zika cluster has been discovered at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said Wednesday (June 21).

Both cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection are residents in the vicinity.

The latest cluster is bordered by Serangoon North Avenue 1, Kensington Park Drive, and Worthing Road, with the Kensington Park Condominium at the heart of the cluster.

It is also about 1km from the previous clusters across Yio Chu Kang Road around Parry Avenue, the Glasgow Road area, and Poh Huat Road.

Residents in the cluster were notified on Wednesday, and NEA has commenced vector control operations at the cluster area.

Outreach efforts by its officers and grassroots volunteers will commence in the vicinity of Kensington Park Drive, NEA added.

(Two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore have been confirmed at Kensington Park Drive. Image: NEA via Singapore Land Authority OneMap )

Residents are advised to apply insect repellent as a precaution, and to allow NEA officers to carry out inspections and indoor spraying of their homes.

According to NEA’s website, the previous Zika cluster was at Parry Avenue, reported on June 9.

The latest cases bring the total number of Zika cases in Singapore to 39 for 2017.

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