Dengue cases climb again after several months of decline

A banner in Serangoon North Avenue 1 encouraging residents to prevent mosquito breeding. With more than 13,800 people infected so far, the authorities expect the numbers to continue rising in the coming weeks, making this year Singapore's third large
A banner in Serangoon North Avenue 1 encouraging residents to prevent mosquito breeding. With more than 13,800 people infected so far, the authorities expect the numbers to continue rising in the coming weeks, making this year Singapore's third largest dengue outbreak. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Over 300 new cases last week and figures are set to rise; 18 deaths so far this year

Dengue infections are on the rise again, after several months of decline. Twelve people have died in the last four months, bringing the total deaths from dengue for the year to 18, the highest since 2007.

With more than 13,800 people infected so far, the authorities expect the numbers to continue rising in the coming weeks, making this year Singapore's third largest dengue outbreak.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 08, 2019, with the headline 'Dengue cases climb again after several months of decline'. Print Edition | Subscribe