After 9-week rise and 4,100 cases, dengue epidemic seems inevitable this year

About 4,100 people have become sick with dengue so far in 2019 - more than for the whole of 2018.
About 4,100 people have become sick with dengue so far in 2019 - more than for the whole of 2018.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - The country is headed for a dengue epidemic this year, in spite of heightened efforts by the National Environment Agency to curb the spread of the Aedes mosquito.

There have been nine consecutive weeks of rising infections with almost 80 active clusters now - or more than double the number at the start of the month.

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