30 Jul '11, 12pm

Dengue outreach efforts beefed up in Seletar Hills estate

Dengue outreach efforts beefed up in Seletar Hills estate

SINGAPORE: Outreach efforts in Seletar Hills estate have been beefed up to raise awareness on dengue fever. At least 25 cases have been reported there in the last fortnight - forming two big clusters. A big cluster has at least 10 people living 150 metres of one another being infected with the disease within the past fortnight. If the two clusters merge, there is a possibility of a super cluster forming. Clogged up drains are a common sight at Seletar Hills where two large dengue clusters have been identified. Residents whose family members fell ill to dengue fever recently said there are more cautious now. One of the resident, Chua Kah Hoon, said: "I went to the pharmacy to get a lot of mosquito repellent and doctors also advised me that because they have the virus in them, they may be bitten again and spread to others." Another resident, Helen Tan, said: "I've seen the N...

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