05 Jul '11, 3pm

[ST] Dengue situation at 'warning levels'

The number of dengue cases has reached 'warning levels', but the National Environment Agency (NEA) said it is far from the number seen in the 2005 outbreak of the disease. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSO CHAN THE number of dengue cases has reached 'warning levels', but the National Environment Agency (NEA) said it is far from the number seen in the 2005 outbreak of the disease. Last month, the weekly average number of cases hit 149, crossing warning levels set by the Health Ministry (MOH). Last week, another 185 dengue cases were reported. The MOH's Weekly Infectious Disease Bulletin, published online, puts the warning level for dengue at 146 cases a week. An epidemic level is reached at 191 cases a week. Still, the number of cases now is much lower than in 2005, when 25 people died in Singapore's worst dengue outbreak. The warning and epidemic levels back then were also higher, at ...

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