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NEA FOUND HUNDREDS OF MOSQUITO LARVAE IN PERSON’S HOME

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Source: National Environment Agency Facebook

Besides Covid-19, another public health threat is steadily simmering below the surface – Dengue Fever.

Singapore is experiencing its biggest dengue outbreak to date.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) reported 15,272 cases of Dengue Fever in 2020 (as of July 6), and this is the fourth consecutive week with more than 1,000 cases.

The total number of cases is expected to exceed 22,170 in 2013, breaking historical records.

The NEA highlighted a certain case during an inspection recently, where they found a flower pot brimming with hundreds of Aedes mosquito larvae in it.

Profuse mosquito breeding in flower pot detected during our inspections

Detecting and removing mosquito breeding habitats and mosquito larvae or pupae are key to curbing dengue transmission. However, during NEA’s recent inspections, we continue to detect premises with multiple mosquito breeding habitats, and profuse mosquito breeding.For instance, we found profuse mosquito breeding at residential premises located in the Clover Ave, Arnasalam Chetty Road/Kim Yam Road and Aljunied/Geylang Road dengue clusters. In one of these homes, there were a few hundred larvae detected in a water feature.#NEAOfficers will continue with our inspections, especially at dengue cluster areas, to protect the community. From 15 July 2020 onwards, enhanced penalties will be also imposed for households, construction sites and Town Councils found to be breeding mosquitoes. You can also take these preventive steps to protect yourself and your family from dengue: https://youtu.be/JU_pM1_Uls8#DenguePrevention #MozzieWipeout

Posted by National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Mosquito breeding was also found at residential areas like Aljunied, Geylang, Clover Avenue and etc.

The number of incidents where officers have found Aedes mosquito larvae have increast five times during the recent circuit breaker.