Updated: 07/02/2014 18:30

Significant rise in dengue cases

Significant rise in dengue cases

A significant increase in the number of dengue cases were reported last week. 

The National Environment Agency, NEA, says there were 676 reported cases. 

And so far this week, there have been 265 cases reported. 

It warns of a further rise in the next two to three months due to warmer weather. 

NEA says it shortens the breeding and maturation cycles of the Aedes mosquito as well as the incubation periods for the dengue virus. 

The agency says together with its partners, it will not let up on efforts to check for and remove potential mosquoto breeding habitats. 

It says a community effort is critical in stopping dengue transmission.

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