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Updated: 07/22/2014 11:27 | By Channel NewsAsia

More than 1,000 dengue cases reported in past 11 days

More than 1,000 dengue cases reported in past 11 days


More than 1,000 dengue cases reported in past 11 days

SINGAPORE: The number of dengue cases continues to climb in Singapore, with more than 1,000 dengue cases added to the figure reported on July 10, according to data from the National Environment Agency (NEA).

The NEA website on dengue showed that 11,225 cases of dengue were reported since the start of 2014, 1,113 more than the 10,112 cases reported as of July 10.

The website also showed that there are now 84 dengue clusters islandwide, with 22 of these considered "high risk" as there are 10 or more cases reported. Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2, 3 and 5 continue to be the largest cluster so far, with 438 cases reported as of July 21.

By comparison, the next biggest cluster - Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2, 3, and 4 - has 116 reported dengue cases, while the Circuit Road-Paya Lebar Way-Pipit Road cluster has 103 reported cases.

Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said last week that the rate of potential mosquito breeding in construction sites and homes is still "unacceptably high" and called on Singaporeans to take responsibility of their homes and neighbourhoods for the dengue situation to improve.

He said NEA officers have made about 1.8 million visits in the last six months, but it is not possible for them to be everywhere all the time. - CNA/kk

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