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ABOUT 400 CASES OF DENGUE REPORTED IN JUST 1 WEEK OF 2020

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Many people are worried about the Wuhan Corona COVID-19 Virus, but dengue is something we need to be wary as well. In 2019, there were 20 deaths in Singapore caused by Dengue.

According to NEA here are the statistics of those who caught the dengue for the last two weeks

Cluster 1

The map above is the clusters with the most cases so far. There has been 6 new cases in the past two weeks. Since the start of the cluster, there has been 169 cases

Begonia Dr, Ln, Rd, Ter, Walk / Kasai Rd / Lilac Dr, Walk / Mimosa Cres, Dr, Rd, Ter, Vale, View, Walk / Mimosa Rd (Mimosa Pk) / Nim Rd / Saraca Dr, Pl, Rd, Ter, View, Walk / Stratton Green / Tamarind Rd

Cluster 2

Gangsa Rd (Blk 163, 164) / Jelebu Rd (Blk 185) / Jelebu Rd (Hillion Residences) / Petir Rd (Maysprings) / Upp Bt Timah Rd (The Linear)

  • 5 New cases in the last two weeks
  • 101 cases since the start of the cluster

Cluster 3

Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 (Blk 402, 411, 416, 418, 421, 441, 442, 443, 444, 449, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476) / Ang Mo Kio Ind Pk 1

  • 25 new cases in the last two weeks
  • 77 cases since the start of the cluster

Cluster 4

Jurong West St 91 (Blk 902, 904, 905, 907, 908, 909, 910, 911, 914, 915, 916, 917, 918, 919) / Jurong West St 92 (Blk 920, 922, 924, 925, 928, 931) / Yunnan Rd

  • 28 new cases in the last two weeks
  • 67 cases since the start of the cluster

The spike of dengue cases increasing is alarming and everyone in Singapore should do their part to prevent the breeding of mosquitos.

Here is what NEA recommends to prevent the breeding of Mosquitos

  • Turn the pail 
    •  Tip the vase 
    •  Flip the flower pot plate 
    •  Loosen the hardened soil 
    • Clear the roof gutter and place Bti insecticide inside

See a doctor if your unwell, here are the symptoms of dengue

• Sudden onset of fever for two to seven days
• Severe headache with retro-orbital (behind the eye) pain
• Joint and muscle pain
• Skin rash
• Nausea and vomiting
• Bleeding from the nose or gums 
• Easy bruising of the skin