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Grassroots volunteers to teach residents how to prevent spread of dengue

Published on Jul 26, 2014 8:12 PM
 
Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu (front, right) shows Mr Er Kok Hu (front, left) a checklist which comes in the form of a door hanger that includes steps that residents can take to keep their homes and neighbourhoods mosquito-free. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - More than 2,000 volunteers will be trained to go door-to-door to teach residents how to prevent the spread of dengue.

Singapore is in the midst of its peak dengue season, which coincides with the dry months between June and October. So far this year, there have been more than 11,600 infections.

Two deaths have also been reported, with the latest being a 85-year-old man who died last Monday.

Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu launched the nationwide dengue education and prevention drive on Saturday. She also taught dengue prevention measures to 300 volunteers from the People's Association's Community Emergency Response Team at the anti-dengue drive in Yishun.

 
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