Zika virus is making victims in the whole world. Even though Singapore has the highest health care standards in Asia, it is populated with mosquitoes because it is a tropical island. You find them everywhere, so it was just a matter of time before many people were infected with Zika. Singapore officials will start a war against this virus.
- Singapore is starting a war against Zika because more cases were found in the area.
- People should be aware of the danger Zika can be, no matter where they live because people who travel in more countries could be infected.
They will have many teams with protective suits, fogging machines and, of course, insect repellent. This decision was made after more than 40 cases were reported in the suburban district. The National Environment Agency said that most people who got infected were foreign workers. Even though they recovered, there are suspected cases of Zika. While the doctors are doing tests to see if there are people infected, the authorities decided it is time to protect their people.
Singapore is the cleanest city in Asia, but there were many people who came from other areas where Zika virus was spread. The first case in Singapore was discovered after a man visited Brazil. People who live there are worried.
They though this virus was happening on the other side of the planet and now they could have it in their houses. This is just an example of how dangerous Zika could be. We should pay attention because even though the virus was not discovered in your country, everything is possible.
The countries near Singapore already started to prevent the spread of the disease. Taiwan asked people to be aware of the mosquito bites and to stay away from areas where Zika virus was found. In Singapore, people armed with insect repellent went to houses to check them for stagnant water.
Zika virus is dangerous for all of us, but it is a bigger threat for pregnant women. It can cause a deformation in which babies are born with smaller brains and heads that they should have. The best way to stay away from this virus is to prevent mosquitoes from biting you. Do not keep stagnant water in your house and use insect repellent if you see mosquitoes close to you.
If a clean country like Singapore was affected by Zika virus, we are all in danger. Try not to travel in areas where this infection was discovered because your life could be in danger.
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