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Over 500 hit in dengue 'mega cluster' in Serangoon and Hougang

200 NEA officers scour area daily to find mosquito breeding sites

Published on Jun 14, 2014 7:59 AM
 

THE culprits behind the dengue "mega cluster" in Serangoon and Hougang that has infected more than 500 people so far have been taken to task.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has issued warnings and fines to residents, town councils and contractors in whose homes and areas mosquito breeding was found.

A nine-day Stop Work Order was also issued to Singapore Piling & Civil Engineering on June 2 after 10 breeding sites were found at its construction site in Simon Road, the agency said yesterday in response to queries from The Straits Times.

About 200 NEA officers have been fanning out every day to find mosquito breeding sites across the 17 conjoined clusters from Hougang Avenue 2 in the north to Bartley Road in the south, an area roughly the size of Sentosa.

 
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STAYING INDOORS

Of course we are worried...

We try to keep (the son) indoors nowadays.

- Mr Vincent Leow, 57, a general manager who lives at Aroozoo Avenue in the biggest cluster

 

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