The Zika virus is spread through the bite of the infective female Aedes
mosquito, and the key to reducing Zika virus transmission lies in its prevention and control. Premises owners should undertake vector control measures regularly, and residents should do the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout.
Residents are encouraged to give their full cooperation to NEA officers for inspection of their premises for mosquito breeding and spraying of insecticide to kill any mosquitoes. Residents who are not home when NEA officers knock on their doors, are requested to call NEA at 1800-2255-632 to make an appointment for an inspection as soon as possible.
People infected with Zika should apply repellent and wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants, to prevent mosquitoes from biting them and picking up the virus from them, and subsequently transmitting the virus to other people.
More information on Zika and its symptoms can be found here.
More information on Zika cases and clusters can be found here.
More information on preventing Aedes mosquito breeding can be found here.