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Zika Virus Announcement

On 28 August 2016, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) confirmed several cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection, most of whom have recovered.

  • The Singapore Government has a robust and well-tested system in place to deal with potential outbreaks of diseases.
  • Zika is a mild disease, less serious than dengue. The majority of people infected will not show symptoms.
  • Like dengue, mosquito control is key to minimising the spread of Zika. All of us need to play our part to minimise the spread of Zika.
  • Singapore remains a safe destination for travellers. Currently, there is no travel restriction by World Health Organization (WHO) to Zika-affected countries.