14 May '17, 5am

NEA Cautions Against Complacency In Fight Against Dengue

– The National Environment Agency (NEA) launched the 2017 National Dengue Prevention Campaign, ‘Do the Mozzie Wipeout’, island-wide today[1] . Speaking at the main launch event at the North East District, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, cautioned against complacency in the light of the current low dengue case situation. While cases so far this year are fewer than those in recent years, NEA has found from its surveillance that the mosquito population remains high. There can be a reversal in the case trend in the coming months, particularly during the traditional peak dengue season from June to October, if we do not take steps to keep the mosquito population in check. NEA urges members of the public and stakeholders to stay vigilant, and work together as a community to stem dengue transmission by practising the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout reg...

Full article: http://www.nea.gov.sg/corporate-functions/newsroom/news-r...

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