Dengue easing but chikungunya cases on the rise
The dengue fever epidemic appears to be on the decline, but the spread of another mosquito-borne disease is still going strong.
Close to 500 people have been infected with chikungunya this year - compared with a total of 60 cases in the three years between 2010 and last year.
In the week ended Aug 3, 21 people were infected - 16 in the Bukit Timah area, one in Jalan Papan in the Jurong area and one in Woodlands Industrial Park, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Health.
Although it is not known where the other three people were bitten, none of them had been overseas recently.