‘Not rocket science’: How a condo is taking action to fight dengue fever
“SERIOUS DENGUE FUE SITUATION”
Singapore is currently facing a “serious dengue fever situation” with dengue fever cases continuing to rise “sharply”, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a media briefing on Saturday.
A “maximum” of 1,055 dengue fever cases were reported this week on Friday. And more than 8,000 cases have been reported this year so far, surpassing the total of 5,258 cases reported in 2021.
“It’s worrying because we haven’t even entered the traditional high season between June and October where dengue fever (cases) also tend to be a bit higher,” the Minister of State said. ‘Interior, Sustainable Development and Environment, Desmond. Tan, Saturday.
Additionally, 280 active dengue fever clusters were reported on Friday, up from 196 clusters at the end of April, the NEA said.
For example, one of the five largest dengue clusters located around the Mount Sinai area off Holland Road found 305 dengue cases, with 11 establishments detected with multiple breeding habitats in a single inspection and a Establishment detected with repeated breeding on re-inspection.
“In order to address this situation, NEA along with our community partners, leaders and grassroots organizations have intensified vector control operations, primarily focusing on awareness and vigilance of our residents,” added Mr. Tan.
“(It’s) also to deal with livestock in various areas – dwelling houses as well as common areas in places, whether in housing estates or even construction sites.”