Two Zika cases in new cluster near ongoing Simon Place cluster

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to be a carrier of the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Two cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore have been confirmed in a new cluster at Flower Road/Hendry Close.

The cluster is close to the ongoing Simon Place cluster that was notified on 28 March 2017, the National Environment Agency said in a statement.

Both of the new cases are residents in the vicinity. Vector control operations are ongoing. The NEA urges residents to maintain vigilance and continue to eliminate mosquito breeding habitats.

Even before the cluster was detected, outreach efforts were in place in the vicinity to distribute Zika information leaflets and insect repellents to households to raise general awareness of Zika, and these will continue, NEA said.