There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, a close cousin of dengue
and chikungunya. The virus is transmitted by the same type of
mosquitoes that spread dengue and Singapore has suffered a spike in
dengue cases this month.
Singapore is asking returning travelers from affected areas to seek
medical attention if they develop symptoms such as fever and skin
The government "will implement a set of control measures to reduce
the risk of the Zika virus becoming entrenched in Singapore",
including advisory posters at the airport for outbound travelers and
hospitalizing all confirmed cases.
(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Nick Macfie)
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