Reactions to zika 


As fear mongering and ignorance sets in, the government steps in with messages and communications to the public to educate them on the disease and possible prevention methods.

Bear in mind how they remind all that “Zika is generally a mild disease…”

Which is something the Singapore vigilantehs highlight :


Zika is not some new mutated strain of virus. It’s been around all along.

Dengue is scarier, and if we can survive dengue being endemic in SG, we can survive this increased incidence of Zika in our tiny island.

We can use this chance though to get people to do the mozzie wipeout a whole lot more regularly. 

Travel advisories and Zika

In the past week, Singapore has seen the emergence and rise of Zika cases. The response from the region is telling… With several countries issuing travel advisories, dissuading potential travellers from visiting.

With the “ongoing transmission of Zika virus” in Singapore, travellers to the city-state should take additional measures advised by health authorities, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an update on its website on Monday (Aug 29).

For women, this includes “deferring non-essential travel if pregnant, avoiding pregnancy for two months following your return”, the website said.

Source: channelnewsasia