Dengue up in S’pore with over 160 each week


Dengue cases are on the rise in Singapore again, with more than 160 a week coming down with it over the past three weeks — the highest weekly numbers over the past 21 months.

One person died from it in July, local daily The Straits Times reported Friday.

One of the biggest outbreaks involves more than 90 people.

It occurred when dengue first struck workers at a construction site in the west, then spread to other workers living in dormitories over in the east, then to households in that area.

More cases were reported Thursday.

Following this outbreak, the National Environment Agency swung into action and found mosquito larvae at three of the seven construction sites in the western construction site where dengue first struck.

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