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AseanPlus News 15 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

More breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes

B>SINGAPORE:/BSix people died from dengue fever last year, the highest in the past four years, with the Aedes mosquito leaving its ugly mark on 4,772 people in all.

Lifestyle 31 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dengue lurks

The World Health Organisation estimates that between 50 million and 100 million people around the world contract dengue fever each year. Of that number, 12,000 die.

Letters 06 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Butterworth ferry terminal in bad state

From KATIE ANG, Kuala Lumpur (via e-mail)

Nation 30 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nine dengue cases reported in Penang

There are nine confirmed dengue cases including one death in Bukit Mertajam, said state Health, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Datuk Dr K. Rajapathy.

Lifestyle 11 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

The buzz in the neighbourhood

To YVONNE LEE SHU YEE, dengue fever was something that seemed very distant till some of her relatives were down with the dreaded disease.

Health 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Viral awareness

Consultant paediatrician Datin Dr REBECCA GEORGE offers her insights about a disease that may not appear to be as pressing as SARS, but continues to exact its toll in our population - dengue fever.

Nation 12 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Keep diseases at bay with good hygiene

Like everyone else, a certain reporter was worried about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome when she became unwell.

Health 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

An urban tale

IN the Sim residence, dust, dirt and grime have a very short lifespan. These filthy felons are swiftly taken into custody before they can settle comfortably onto any surface. The vacuum cleaner sucks up layers of dust particles, the mop goes on a swabbing spree while wet cloths are rubbed over sticky tabletops.

Nation 12 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Apathy blamed for rise in dengue

ELEVEN deaths were recorded from 3,410 confirmed cases of dengue fever until Feb 23, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Nation 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Creating dengue awareness in schools

The Education Ministry will work with the Health Ministry to intensify efforts in disseminating information and creating awareness on dengue fever to schools nationwide.