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Vector control operations intensified in view of Zika

02 Sep

Following the Zika virus transmission, some residents have expressed their concerns about the local situation within our Town. Our Town Council shares the same concern and is working closely with National Environment Agency (NEA) to obtain the latest information and to control the situation.

We are doing so by intensifying our vector control operations on the ground. Such operations include:

  • Focus on source reduction by checking and destroying potential breeding grounds in common areas*
  • Mitigate causes of water stagnation in common areas whenever possible
  • Oiling and flushing of drains
  • Removal of drain slabs to facilitate inspections while not compromising safety

*Common areas include void decks, common corridors, scupper drains, gully traps, lift shafts, playgrounds, etc.

We would like to advise that residents can help to prevent breeding in homes by doing the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout and protect yourselves from mosquito bites by applying insect repellent regularly.

More information about Zika virus:
https://www.gov.sg/microsites/zika
https://www.moh.gov.sg/…/Current_…/2016/zika-virus/faqs.html

Ministry of Health (MOH) advisory for pregnant women:
https://www.moh.gov.sg/…/moh-and-clinical-advisory-group-on…

Should residents have any feedback regarding mosquito activities, you may email us at internet@mptc.org.sg or contact NEA via their online feedback form: http://www.nea.gov.sg/corporate-functions/feedback

 

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