Published On: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019

Singapore dengue cases top 11,000

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

A total of 11,167 dengue cases have been reported in Singapore during the first eight months of the year, according to the National Environment Agency.


As of 2 September 2019, there are 140 active dengue clusters in Singapore.

Health authorities say fighting dengue requires the concerted effort of the whole community, including residents, contractors, and business owners, who all have a part to play in preventing and stopping dengue transmission. Continued vigilance and action is needed by all to eliminate potential mosquito breeding habitats.

Taking a preemptive approach to heighten dengue awareness, and to mobilize the community for dengue prevention efforts during the peak dengue period, is key to reducing the number of dengue cases. This involves the expansion of dengue prevention efforts from dengue cluster areas to also include other relatively higher risk, non-dengue cluster areas, which have relatively higher Aedes aegypti mosquito population.

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