Dengue clusters in Choa Chu Kang, MacPherson, Kaki Bukit, Ubi of concern: NEA
Published on Aug 18, 2014 9:16 PM
SINGAPORE - Dengue clusters in Choa Chu Kang, MacPherson, Kaki Bukit and Ubi remain areas of concern, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Monday, calling for vigilance as it is still peak dengue season with 443 new cases reported last week.
At Choa Chu Kang, home to the biggest dengue cluster in mid-July, five new cases were reported in the last two weeks. While the number of infections has slowed down, the agency urged residents to remove stagnant water in their homes as most of the breeding spots were found there.
As of last Friday, there were six dengue clusters in the Choa Chu Kang/Keat Hong constituencies, with 770 cases in total. A majority, or 567 cases, were nearby residents while 203 were workers from three construction sites - Keat Hong Sunshine Gardens, Keat Hong Pride, Keat Hong Crescent.
Stop work orders issued to the main contractors of the three sites were lifted on Aug 1 "as the contractors have demonstrated adequate preventive housekeeping", said NEA. It will continue to inspect these sites weekly, it said.
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