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Dengue epidemic in Singapore
WASHINGTON - Mosquitoes abound in the hot season.
There has been another dengue death, even as the number of infections took a dive last week. A 66-year-old man has become the fourth person to die of dengue in this year's epidemic.
Efforts to tackle the dengue outbreak will receive a boost with the recruitment of 10,000 volunteers, under a new initiative launched on Saturday.
Another dengue death has been reported in Singapore. The latest victim is an Indonesian man who most likely contracted the disease overseas, but died after being treated for dengue in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency on Wednesday.
An 86-year-old man has died of dengue fever, making him the third fatality from the mosquito-borne disease this year.
DENGUE fever cases have remained high this week, with 656 people diagnosed with the disease till 3pm yesterday.
The number of people with dengue has crossed the five figure mark with 10,258 cases diagnosed by 3pm on Monday.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has done well in keeping its construction sites dengue-free so far. None of the 60 construction projects were found to have mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus in checks by the National Environment Agency this year.
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".
THE rising dengue figures have led concerned members of the public to write in offering tips and suggestions they fear the National Environment Agency (NEA) may have overlooked.

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Hotline: 1800-2255 632

Email:  contact_NEA@nea.gov.sg

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