Tag: Dengue

French journalist urges people to allow mosquitoes to bite them and take “blood donation”

Several countries in the Southeast Asian region suffer from a dengue outbreak. As of August 3, Singapore currently has 9,228 reported cases of dengue since the year started. While the government, health organizations, and local citizens alike are taking part in the prevention of the...

Despite increase in dengue infections, some residents refuse precautionary measures

With dengue cases on the rise, some residents are taking increased precautions but others believe the epidemic will be over soon. In an effort to reduce the Aedes mosquito population and minimize dengue infections, the National Environment Agency continues to conduct residential inspections across clusters...

NEA fines 900 homes for unintentionally breeding aedes mosquitoes

Singapore—The National Environment Agency has fined around 900 households for "breeding mosquitoes" due to failure to clean up stagnant water and unintentionally leaving water containers uncovered. The households were fined at least S$200. The Woodlands cluster area—consisting of Woodlands Avenue 6, Circle, Crescent and Drives...

WHO director urges use of dengvaxia vaccine against dengue fever

It is now 2019, and countries have yet to determine a lasting preventive solution for dengue fever. Just in Singapore alone, more than 2,000 people have caught dengue fever since January this year. This is already more than thrice the number of cases compared...

3 dead, 2,000 affected by dengue since January, Minister says community must work together towards prevention

More than 2,000 people have caught dengue fever since January this year which is already more than thrice the number of cases compared to the first quarter of 2018 which had only 600 cases. Three people have already died from dengue this year. An elderly...

Dengue cases increase in more than two years; 207 cases reported as of Jan 5

Reports on dengue cases have increased over the past three weeks, with 207 cases reported as of January 5 of 2019, noted by National Environment Agency (NEA) to be the highest weekly number since September 2016. In 2018, there was a 20 percent increase in cases reported...

Singapore – City of Dengue

Orchard Road pedestrians
By Elias Tan Clean and green Singapore has a new name: City of Dengue. The deadly mosquito-transmitted disease has claimed its seventh victim this year – a 53-year-old woman who died from dengue on Saturday, 15 November, 2013 – and is showing no signs of abating....