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Article Zika cluster in Serangoon Gardens
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FRONT PAGE TOP OF NEWS)  14/09/2019
The first Zika cluster in Singapore this year has emerged, with three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Hemsley Avenue in Serangoon Gardens.
All three cases involved residents in the vicinity, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a statement yesterday.   (96 words)
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Article What you need to know about Zika
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  20/09/2019

There have not been any reports of pets or other types of animals becoming sick with Zika.
Current studies suggest that other animals do not contribute to the spread of Zika, and there is no evidence that Zika spreads to people from direct contact with animals.   (547 words)
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Article Serangoon Gardens residents taking Zika precautions
By: FELICIA CHOO AND JACKLIN KWAN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  18/09/2019

Last week, the National Environment Agency (NEA) confirmed three cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Hemsley Avenue in Serangoon Gardens, bringing the total number of Zika cases this year to 10.   (667 words)
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Article Tiga kes terbaru jangkitan virus Zika di Serangoon Gardens
Berita Harian  Berita Harian  15/09/2019
SEBANYAK tiga kes virus Zika yang dijangkit di Singapura telah disahkan di Hemsley Avenue di Serangoon Gardens – kelompok Zika pertama di Singapura tahun ini.
Kesemua tiga kes dalam kelompok yang terbentuk kelmarin melibatkan penduduk di kawasan itu, kata Agensi Sekitaran Kebangsaan (NEA), dalam satu kenyataan.   (281 words)
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Article Three Zika cases in Serangoon Gardens the first cluster this year
By: VANESSA LIU,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  14/09/2019

The last Zika cluster prior to the latest one was in July 2017, when three cases involving residents in Serangoon North Avenue 1 were reported.
Only one in five people develops symptoms when infected with Zika, and these are usually fairly mild.   (470 words)
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Article Advances in Singapore's Zika and dengue fight
By: VANESSA LIU,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (SCIENCE)  27/04/2019
Similarly, mapping the shapes and structures of the dengue and Zika viruses will boost understanding of their biology, and contribute significantly towards designing drug treatments targeted at these viruses."
Both dengue and Zika are flaviviruses spread by the Aedes mosquito. There are no effective treatments for either disease.   (600 words)
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Article Three other rare infectious diseases spotted here recently
By: LESTER WONG,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  11/05/2019


Zika virus infection
The mosquito-borne Zika virus made headlines in 2015 when thousands of people in Brazil were affected and babies were born with Zika-related birth defects.
The first locally transmitted case here was seen in August 2016, involving a woman who had no history of travel to countries affected by Zika then.   (231 words)
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Article NTU scientists discover new drug to fight Zika virus
By: LINETTE LAI,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  25/10/2018

In 2015, the Zika virus made global headlines after thousands of people in Brazil were infected and babies were born with Zika-related birth defects.
The first locally-transmitted case emerged in Singapore a year later, and more than 400 cases were reported by the end of that year.   (406 words)
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Article Woman, 71, is third to die from dengue fever this year
By: NG HUIWEN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  06/04/2019

The ministry said sporadic Zika cases will be detected from time to time as Singapore is a travel hub and remains vulnerable to the importation of the Zika disease.   (399 words)
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Article KILLING US SOFTLY
By: LINETTE LAI HEALTH CORRESPONDENT,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (INSIGHT)  18/11/2018

Both the Zika and West Nile viruses can attack a person's nervous system, while dengue can increase a person's risk of bleeding to death.
Malaria, caused by a parasite transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, has claimed 445,000 lives since 2016.   (1083 words)
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