CNA News Interview Regarding Zika Virus

Channel News Asia

31 Aug 2016

CNA News Interview Regarding Zika Virus

Dr Kew was interviewed by Channel News Asia on News 5 on 31 August 2016 about testing and monitoring of the pregnancy in presence of the Zika virus threat.

General advice on Zika prevention

  • Precautions to prevent mosquitoes bites:
    • Wear long, covered clothing
    • Use insect repellent
    • Sleep under mosquito nets or in rooms with wire-mesh screens or air-conditioned rooms to keep out mosquitoes
  • Should your partner be potentially exposed to the virus, practise safe sex through the correct and consistent use of condoms, or abstinence, for the duration of pregnancy
  • Keep a look out for possible symptoms of Zika virus infection – fever and rash, AND other symptoms like red eyes/ joint pain/ muscle pain/ headache