Serangoon Gardens residents taking Zika precautions

Pest control and National Environment Agency officers conducting fogging in Hemsley Avenue in Serangoon Gardens on Sunday. Three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection were confirmed in Hemsley Avenue last week, bringing the total number o
Pest control and National Environment Agency officers conducting fogging in Hemsley Avenue in Serangoon Gardens on Sunday. Three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection were confirmed in Hemsley Avenue last week, bringing the total number of Zika cases this year to 10. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Residents in Serangoon Gardens are concerned about the Zika cluster that the authorities confirmed last Friday, but said they had been taking precautions even before news of the cluster reached them.

Infectious diseases experts said it is not surprising that a Zika cluster has re-emerged but a widespread outbreak here is unlikely.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2019, with the headline 'Serangoon Gardens residents taking Zika precautions'. Print Edition | Subscribe