Wanted: 'Dengue fighters' in Singapore
Published on Jun 16, 2013 2:49 PM
As the dengue outbreak shows no sign of abating, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be launching new initiatives to rope in more volunteers as "dengue fighters".
New posters featuring such volunteers - who work alongside the NEA - will be put up. This group of about 2,000 from the Dengue Prevention Volunteer Group has visited more than 700,000 homes since the start of the year to spread anti-dengue messages.
This comes on top of new Youtube videos in the four main languages and three Chinese dialects, which teaches the public how to protect themselves against the mosquito-borne disease.
The Land Transport Authority and its contractors will also sign a pledge on Monday to take measures to prevent mosquito breeding.
These initiatives are in line with ASEAN Dengue Day.
Dengue fever, which has no cure, has infected around 10,000 people in Singapore so far this year.