Dengue cases up for third straight week
Published on Jan 15, 2014 8:53 AM
Dengue is on the rise again. Last week, 485 people were diagnosed with the viral disease, up from 437 the previous week.
It was the third straight week of increase after the number of cases fell to 371 in the middle of last month.
This month alone, more than 1,033 people have caught the mosquito-borne disease which causes fever, muscle and bone ache, nausea and rash.
The National Environment Agency, on its dengue website, noted more cases in Geylang, Bartley, Lakeside and Yishun. The most active cluster is at Corporation Road-Lakeside Drive, with 14 new cases in the past fortnight, bringing the number of people infected there to 62.
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