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Efforts stepped up in Hougang against dengue

Published on Feb 16, 2013 7:18 PM
 
Minister from the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fue (centre), along with MP for the Punggol South ward Gan Thiam Poh (left), speaking to 52 year-old Mr Zakaria J at his flat during their house to house visit at Blk 560, Hougang Sreet 51 on Feb 16, 2013. To clamp down on the spread of dengue fever, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has sent 150 officers to comb the area in a four-day mass operation. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

With more than 100 cases of dengue fever, Hougang is the new hotspot for the mosquito-borne disease.

To clamp down on the spread, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has sent 150 officers to comb the area in a four-day mass operation.

Earlier today, Minister from the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu also did her bit to shore up awareness, along with MP for the Punggol South ward Gan Thiam Poh.

They visited homes of Block 558 at Hougang Street 51, which lies within the area where the highest number of people fell sick.

 
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