As per the reports published by the local media in Singapore there 41 patients, who are affected by the dangerous Zika virus have been identified. Out of 41 people who were tested positive, 36 individuals are foreign nationals who were working on a construction site as per the reports from Straits Times and News Asia.
Zika Virus Detected :
Before this news, the health ministry of Singapore had issued a statement confirming the detection of the first case of a patient affected by Zika virus on Saturday. This detection was found in the same area where the other patients were detected on Sunday, in Aljunied. The patient is a Malaysian woman aged 47 years and has been under observation by the medical team at Communicable Diseases Centre and is believed to be recovering.
These tests were conducted on more than 100 people, all primarily working on construction sites as the construction laborers. Out of 124 people who were tested, the results were tested negative for 78.
As per the statement of Singapore’s Health Minister, the organizations like MOH and NEA will be carrying control measures and conduct tests on citizens belonging to the nearby regions to Aljunied. He said, “I encourage those who are unwell and with these symptoms to visit their doctors for medical attention. We have also alerted our clinics in the area to look out for suspect cases and refer them to the CDC for testing.”
NEA is taking strict measures to make sure that the virus does not spread anymore. Their teams are inspecting all the areas and taking necessary measures to make sure that the mosquito growth is prevented. They are distributing instruction leaflets to the people to make sure that people keep themselves safe and protected from this locally transmitted virus.