Zika infections rise to 381 in Singapore

Singapore, Sep 19 (IANS) Twelve new cases of the locally transmitted Zika virus infection have brought the total number in the city state to 381, authorities said on Monday.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said that among these newly reported cases, none were reported on Monday.

There are now nine Zika clusters in Singapore, as two cases emerged in a new cluster at Hougang Avenue 7 over the weekend, Xinhua news agency reported.

Three new cases were in the initial cluster in Aljunied/Sims Drive, which has reported 286 cases so far while another two cases were detected in Elite Terrace cluster, bringing the total number of cases there to 13.

The first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore was detected on August 27.

–IANS

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