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Updates: Zika Infection in Singapore

Singapore, 7 September 2016 – Singapore remains a safe travel destination and the well-being and health of our visitors continues to be our top priority. 

 The first case of local transmission of the Zika virus in Singapore was detected on 27 August 2016. Since then, Singapore has put in place a robust system to mitigate the spread of Zika in the community. The WHO has also described Singapore's transparency, regime of quick reporting and thorough response in managing the local transmission of Zika as a "role model" for other countries.

  The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will continue to closely monitor the Zika virus situation through the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA).  Currently, there is no travel restriction by World Health Organisation (WHO) to Zika-affected countries.

STB advises visitors to refer to MOH's webpage on Zika (www.moh.gov.sg/zika) for the latest health advisory and adopt measures to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Visitors who are pregnant should refer to MOH's guidelines and continue to take strict precautions against mosquito bites.  Should visitors have symptoms of possible Zika virus infection (fever, rash and other symptoms such as red eyes or joint pain), they should seek medical attention immediately. Visitors who are pregnant and have these symptoms should consult their Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) specialist.

For more information on Zika, please refer to the the Zika microsite.

Source: Statement Released by Singapore Tourism Board (https://www.stb.gov.sg/lists/highlights/dispform.aspx?ID=35 )