07 Oct '17, 3am
Dengue Cases: How Singapore stopped
39 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 30 September 2017, 20 cases fewer than the previous week. While cases so far this year are fewer than those in recent years, all of us need to stay vigilant in suppressing the mosquito population to keep dengue in check, particularly now that we are in the traditional peak dengue season. The warmer months of June to October are when there is usually higher transmission of dengue in Singapore due to accelerated breeding and maturation cycles for the Aedes mosquitoes and shorter incubation periods for the dengue virus. As of 2 October 2017, there are two active dengue clusters, both with fewer than 10 cases. While NEA continues with inspections of the cluster area, all members of the public and stakeholders are urged to continue to work together as a community to stem dengue transmission. Source eradication of mosquito breedin...