The surge in dengue fever continues, with 500 people diagnosed last week – the highest number in more than three years.
It brought the number of people infected this year to more than 6,200, which exceeds the sum of the past two years. There were 2,767 infections in 2017 and 3,285 in 2018.
The National Environment Agency has generated the following map to identify Dengue clusters across Singapore:
If you would like more specific information about the clusters across Singapore, please visit the following website: https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/dengue/dengue-clusters
What are the Symptoms of dengue fever?
Fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, rash and sore throat usually appear 5-8 days after being bitten by the offending mosquito. The rash, which develops on the 3rd to 5th day of the illness, spreads from the stomach to the arms, legs and face. A few days after the rash appears, the fever breaks and recovery begins.
Any persons suspected of having dengue fever should be observed for signs of bleeding or bruising and seek urgent medical attention if this happens. Diagnosis is by blood test. It is usual practice to monitor the platelet count until full recovery. This may require repeat blood tests.
How do you prevent dengue fever?
We advise you to invest in a good mosquito repellent (at IMC we have the RID brand) and remember a dengue vaccine is recommended for people who gave caught dengue previously.
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