Singapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screening – The Washington Post

Global health officials stepped up defensive measures against Zika over the weekend as the virus continued to expand its reach at a rapid pace.

Singapore reported one of the largest single clusters outside the Americas, confirming 56 infections, mostly among foreign workers at a construction site. On Monday, inspectors armed with insecticide were visiting high-rise public housing buildings to look at toilets and other areas for stagnant water, according to Agence France-Presse.

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