14 new Zika cases on Sept 16; new cluster in Sengkang

Thermal fogging near 55 Sims Drive on Sept 4, 2016.
Thermal fogging near 55 Sims Drive on Sept 4, 2016.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - There were 14 new Zika cases reported in Singapore on Friday (Sept 16), bringing the total number to 369 since the start of the outbreak on Aug 27.

Two cases were detected in a new cluster: Sengkang Central/Sengkang East Avenue.

There is also a new case at Vernon Park, which is within the Joo Seng Road cluster. There are now four cases at Joo Seng Road/Vernon Park.

Four new cases were in the initial cluster in Aljunied, which has reported 283 cases thus far.

Another new case was linked to the Elite Terrace area in Siglap, bringing the total there to 11.

There are now eight Zika clusters in Singapore, detailed on the National Environment Agency's website: http://www.nea.gov.sg/zika-clusters.

The other clusters are in Balam Road/Jalan Raya/Circuit Road, Ubi Avenue 1/Ubi Crescent, Bedok North Avenue 3 and Bishan Street 12.