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Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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DENGUE continues to rage, with 675 cases last week. So far, close to 9,000 people have been infected this year.
But more scary is the sharp rise in infections. There were 122 more cases last week than in the previous week. Calling it a “significant increase”, the National Environment Agency (NEA) warned that numbers can be expected to continue rising.
This is because “the warmer weather over the next two to three months shortens the breeding and maturation cycles of the Aedes mosquitoes as well as shortens the incubation period of the dengue virus”, the NEA said on the dengue website.
It added that the best way to stop the epidemic is to prevent mosquitoes from breeding, which they can do in just a spoonful of stagnant water.
Between Sunday and Tuesday, another 265 people were diagnosed with dengue.
Last year, in the worst dengue epidemic seen here, 22,170 people were infected and seven died. There has already been one death this year. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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