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Choa Chu Kang dengue cluster now has new highest number of cases on record

Published on Jul 16, 2014 9:03 PM
 
A file photo taken on Sept 2, 2010, shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito that can spread dengue fever, at an entomology laboratory in Fort-de-France, in the French overseas department of Martinique. Choa Chu Kang is now home to the cluster with the highest number of dengue cases in history, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) in a statement on Wednesday evening. -- PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Choa Chu Kang is now home to the cluster with the highest number of dengue cases in history, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) in a statement on Wednesday evening.

As at July 15, there are six dengue clusters located in Choa Chu Kang, one of which has 316 reported cases alone, out of the 394 in total.

This eclipses the record high of 233 infections in a cluster in Tampines last year.

Calling for urgent action from residents and those working in the area, NEA said Singapore is currently at the peak dengue season and the number of cases in the Choa Chu Kang clusters is expected to rise further.

 
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