Published On: Fri, Nov 15th, 2013

Singapore launches dengue web series, ‘The Silent War’ as outbreak nears 20,000 cases

The Singapore Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) has released the first two videos on the web series, “The Silent War” on their You Tube page this week, which documents the behind the scenes activities by the National Environmental Agency (NEA) during the 2013 dengue fever epidemic.

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The Silent War is an 8-episode reality web series produced by Project Peanut.

The first episode titled “The Crisis” looks at the headlines behind the current outbreak, including the fact that some people have died from it.

In the second episode, “No Stone Unturned”, looks at the NEA as they search for mosquito breeding site in one of the hardest hit places, Tampines.

The current number of dengue fever cases in Singapore, as of today, is 19,859. This is up from 17,466 cases reported approximately a month ago. This year’s outbreak has easily surpassed the 2005 epidemic total of 14,000.

There has been six fatalities reported this year.

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