It is not even three-quarters through 2016, but the number of people struck by dengue fever this year is already more than that for the whole of last year.
There have been 11,343 reported cases of dengue fever - 57 more than the 11,286 cases recorded last year, according to the National Environment Agency. The authorities have warned that the number of cases this year may exceed 30,000.
This would set a new record.
The dengue menace comes even as Singapore battles another mosquito-borne virus - Zika.
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