29 Oct '11, 2pm

Number of dengue cases unlikely to top last year: Dr Balakrishnan

Number of dengue cases unlikely to top last year: Dr Balakrishnan

Singapore has emerged from this year's dengue epidemic better than expected, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan on Saturday. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By Yen Feng Singapore has emerged from this year's dengue epidemic better than expected, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan on Saturday. Giving an update of the number of dengue cases this year, the minister said that as of last week, this number was 4,651. Last year, the total number of cases was 5,363. Still, Dr Balakrishnan said the figures this year would unlikely top last year's number, since the number cases expected to be reported over the next three months should taper off. Usually, the peak-transmission period for dengue here is July to October. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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