July 3, 2022 00:35
Singapore has recorded nearly 18,000 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of this year, according to press reports.
The Singaporean Straits Times newspaper reported that this number is three times what was recorded last year, when 5,258 cases were recorded.
During the first half of this year, about 389,000 tests for dengue fever were recorded in the country.
This comes at a time when the National Environment Agency has revealed about 10,800 mosquito breeding habitats.
The dengue virus is transmitted to humans by the bites of female mosquitoes that carry its infection.
The agency said a total of 1,173 cases were reported in the week of June 19-25.
“Although the numbers in recent weeks have shown a decline, the risk of transmission remains high as there are still more than 300 foci of dengue fever across the island,” she added.
“The weekly number of cases is still very high, exceeding 1,000, and we are in the early months of the traditional peak season for dengue fever in Singapore,” she said.
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