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26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby menudown » Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:41 am

areas at Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive are the breeding habitat.. may want to avoid those areas

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 85542.html

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Re: RE: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:59 am

menudown wrote:areas at Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive are the breeding habitat.. may want to avoid those areas

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 85542.html

Some guy who's wife is pregnant seems to have had a serious melt down. :( has threatened to vote opposition if something happens to the wife or baby :(

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Re: RE: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby bgd » Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:24 am

ecureilx wrote:Some guy who's wife is pregnant seems to have had a serious melt down. :( has threatened to vote opposition if something happens to the wife or baby :(


Yep that will help :???:

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:52 am

bgd wrote:Yep that will help :???:


Who knows... that may force the MPs to kick out foreign workers and stop construction work around there (as that poster has told the government as cause of the virus spreading ....

It will be ironic if the breeding was found to be happening in the HDB or private properties...

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby menudown » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:57 am

the number of cases jump to 115 and Malaysia confirms their first case..

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:16 pm

What I don't understand is... first, no one ever heard of Zika... then it pops up in Brazil as a threat to the Olympics... then found in south eastern USA... now in Singapore.

Has it always been there, now only diagnosed? Is it spreading this rapidly? What is the vector?

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby x9200 » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:28 pm

As in most of such cases, SARS and HIV included, humans.

Zika is not that new but only recently a possible link between it and some cases of Microcephaly was made and later proven. That's when everybody started panicking. Earlier, Zika was considered a mild decease with no permanent harmful effects.

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:48 pm

the number of cases has exceeded over a hundred and also the first instance where a pregnant woman is infected.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: RE: Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 1:20 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Has it always been there, now only diagnosed? Is it spreading this rapidly? What is the vector?


The same mosquito that carries Dengue is the vector for Zika.

Anyway, since the NEA guys have been preparing to start trials of some bacteria that makes the Aedes mosquitos sterile, they should fast track and control it faster.

Except the human to human transmission .....

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby x9200 » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 1:32 pm

Mosquitoes are a local vector, humans are what helps spreading from S.America, to N.America and now to Asia.

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 2:08 pm

its infections are only fatal to pregnant women and the unborn child, the child has a high chance of being born with a small head and thats what the main worry seems to be.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby menudown » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 2:22 pm

Zika may affect unborn children very badly a condition called microcephaly.


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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 2:45 pm

Yeah, when the news broke at the end of last week, NEA, as usual, activated most of our staff (to help carry out the fogging and oiling of the area where the outbreak was found). I reckon we'll have another busy Sunday the end of this week as well. We were also the ones called in when the 1st case was discovered up in Watten Estates as well. (The guy who had been in S.America and brought it back with him).

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 01 Sep 2016 8:28 pm

menudown wrote:Zika may affect unborn children very badly a condition called microcephaly.


That explains Trump voters.

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Re: 26 more Zika infections confirmed

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:13 am

^^^

LOL

Can someone explain if it's just a specific mosquito species that act as the vector or all mosquitos in general?
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late


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