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Over 7,100 dengue cases this year, with 63 active clusters

Numbers rising; over 1,000 needed hospitalisation

Published on Jun 12, 2014 6:25 AM
 
A dengue alert banner in Telok Kurau in October 2013. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

More than 7,100 people have been infected with dengue so far this year - and more than 1,000 have needed to be hospitalised, new official figures reveal.

With the onset of the hotter months from June to October, the number of infections has been rising steadily, and there are now 63 active dengue clusters.

Last week, 461 people were diagnosed, and since Sunday, another 216 have fallen ill. Doctors have to report all dengue cases so that efforts can be made to prevent further transmission.

There is a cluster concentration in the Serangoon-Hougang area, with the cluster between Aroozoo Avenue and Lorong Ah Soo the biggest at 140 cases. Some 24 new cases have been reported there in the past fortnight.

 
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