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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Dealing with increasing cases of monkey malaria in humans

There are increasing reports of monkey malaria, most of which are due to P. knowlesi, and which has established itself as the fifth Plasmodium species that infects humans. It has not been determined whether P. knowlesi is naturally transmitted from one human to another by the mosquito, without the natural intermediate host (monkeys). As such, P. knowlesi is still considered a zoonotic infection. There were 4,553 and 204 cases reported from Sabah and Sarawak, and Peninsular Malaysia from 2004 to 2016 respectively. The infection has also been reported in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei and China with 465, 37, 33, six, five, three, one and one cases respectively

June 25, 2017

Singapore confirms two new Zika virus cases

Singapore confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, bringing the total number of reported cases in the city-state this year to eight. The National Environment Agency said it had begun inspections and spraying with insecticide in some parts of the city

June 9, 2017
June 10, 2017
New Straits Times, Xinhuanet

Two new cases of Zika confirmed in Singapore

Singaporean health authorities confirmed that two new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection have occurred in the Poh Huat Terrace/Terrasse lane area, in the neighbourhood of two other clusters discovered recently

April 12, 2017
Straits Times
April 11, 2017
Channel News Asia, Today Online

First Zika cluster of 2017 reported in Hougang

Some three months after the Zika transmission in Singapore tapered off, two members of the same household have been found to have contracted the Zika virus, making the area in Hougang the first Zika cluster to be reported in Singapore this year

March 29, 2017
Today Online, Bernama, Channel News Asia, Malaysian Digest

Communicable diseases

Asia suffered S$116b losses from disasters last year, study shows

Total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters almost doubled last year, compared with the previous year, with Asia suffering the highest damage. Globally, insured losses were also at their highest since 2012, a study from the research arm of global reinsurer Swiss Re Institute showed

March 29, 2017
Today Online
March 28, 2017
Economic Times, Canadian Underwriter