SINGAPORE: Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu said in Parliament researchers are currently working on ways to potentially limit the effects of less common dengue viruses.
Singapore has seen a spike in the number of dengue cases.
Ms Fu attributed this to an increase in cases of less common dengue viruses, which the community has lower immunity against. The viruses are Dengue Type 1 and Type 3.
She said: "Until we find a vaccine against dengue viruses, the most effective strategy that remains is source eradication. Our officers are deployed to carry out daily operations, particularly in areas where dengue is transmitting. As NEA’s inspections show that 70 per cent of breeding sites detected are in homes, I urge everyone to consciously check potential dengue breeding spots, such as flower pots and roof gutters at least once a week. Please also protect yourselves and your families against mosquito bites so that we can break the chain of transmission."
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