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Uncommon form of dengue detected in Marsiling | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Uncommon form of dengue detected in Marsiling | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

More than 60 cases of Den-3 have been found at the Marsiling area. (AFP photo) An uncommon form of dengue, Dengue-3 , has hit the Marsiling area with more than 60 cases reported since April, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA). There have been no deaths from the current outbreak and there is no sign it has spread to other parts of Singapore, reported The Straits Times (ST) . Experts also told the paper that Den-3, which has been found in Singapore previously, is no more serious than the more common Den-1 and Den-2. However, Singaporeans are more vulnerable to Den-3 because they have little or no immunity against the infection. Den-2 is the most common form of the four types of dengue viruses locally. It is detected in about 80 percent of dengue cases here. Two clusters of dengue transmission was found in Marsiling this time. The first cluster, detected on 21...

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