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Dengue cases up for 4th straight week

More than 50 clusters now active, mainly in eastern and southern areas

Published on Jun 4, 2014 8:40 AM
Singapore had its worst dengue epidemic last year, when more than 22,170 people came down with the disease that sent hundreds to hospital and killed seven people. -- ST GRAPHICS

Dengue numbers have risen for the fourth straight week, with 459 people diagnosed with the viral infection last week, up from 429 the week earlier.

More than 6,600 people have been infected this year. One has died.

There are now more than 50 active clusters, primarily in the eastern and southern parts of the country.

The biggest cluster, with 183 people infected, is in the Farrer Road-Holland Road area, with at least 130 workers at the Leedon Residence construction site.

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