29 May '11, 6am

24.8% increase in dengue cases in Southwest District

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Southwest District has seen a 24.8 per cent increase in dengue cases in the first four months of this year as of April 30, 2011. There were 166 cases, compared with 133 cases for the same period last year. The number of dengue clusters has also doubled from four to eight, compared with the same period last year. Mayor of the district Dr Amy Khor said this is a cause for concern, especially when the number of cases for Singapore as a whole has been falling. "What we are worried about is that people may become complacent - that they do not maintain vigilance. And this is one of the reasons why every year we'll launch 'Operation Mozzie-free' within the district," said Dr Khor. Dr Khor said one new dengue prevention programme in the district is the 'Mozzie Free Gardens at Southwest' programme. Residents will act as "garden sheriffs" to make sure the comm...

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Rise in dengue cases in South West District

Rise in dengue cases in South West District

straitstimes.com 29 May '11, 2pm

The number of dengue cases in Singapore's South West District has increased by 24.8 per cent in the first four months of t...