Fifteen more cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in Singapore, the city-state’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said late Monday.
With 41 cases confirmed early the same day, the total number of Zika virus infections in Singapore has risen to 56.
Although all the cases were clustered in one neighborhood — Aljunied Crescent — the MOH warned the virus could spread further as some of the patients live or work in other parts of Singapore. Since August 28, the National Environment Agency in Singapore has screened roughly 3,600 premises out of an estimated 6,000 in the Aljunied Crescent neighborhood to check for mosquito breeding grounds. The agency has detected and destroyed 36 breeding habitats so far.