More People Infected With Zika In Singapore

September 1, 2016

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More than 150 people in Singapore have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, with at least two of them pregnant women.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health said that some of the recently diagnosed people are not linked to previous infection clusters.

The Singapore Tourism Board said it is monitoring the situation and warned people to adopt measures to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

“Visitors who are pregnant should refer to MOH's guidelines and continue to take strict precautions against mosquito bites. Should visitors have symptoms of possible Zika virus infection (fever, rash and other symptoms such as red eyes or joint pain), they should seek medical attention immediately,” the Tourism Board said in a statement.

The Singapore Formula One grand prix is on September 18 and is expected to go ahead.

Malaysia on Thursday reported its first Zika case in a woman who had just returned from Singapore.