Dengue is on the rise again, with most deaths in more than a decade

Mosquito fogging operations being carried out near Anchorpoint in Queenstown on July 12, 2019.
Mosquito fogging operations being carried out near Anchorpoint in Queenstown on July 12, 2019.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - 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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