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    20% more dengue cases in 2018 than previous year, 207 cases reported in first week of 2019
    Published 2 hours ago
    Jolene Ang

    SINGAPORE - The number of dengue cases has increased over the past three weeks, with the first week of 2019 reporting 207 cases, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Wednesday (Jan 9).

    Last year, 3,285 cases of dengue were reported - almost 20 per cent more than in 2017.

    A contributing factor and key concern is the increase in the Aedes aegypti mosquito population detected in the community, said the agency...

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    Rise in dengue cases in past month; 455 cases reported over two weeks in January
    According to the NEA, as of Jan 14, there were 54 active dengue clusters. The largest was found at Bedok Reservoir Road and Kaki Bukit Avenue 1.
    Published 11 hours ago
    Seow Bei Yi Business Correspondent

    SINGAPORE - Dengue cases have increased over the past four weeks, with 455 seen in the first two weeks of January.

    This was thrice the number reported over the same two-week period in January last year, said Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor on Saturday (Jan 19).

    Over the past year, dengue cases have climbed as well. There were 3,285 incidents last year, almost 20 per cent more than in 2017...


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      Two dengue deaths so far this year - one in Bedok Reservoir, the other in Hougang
      Feb 9, 2019, 5:33 pm SGT; Updated Feb 10, 2019, 7:40 am

      SINGAPORE - Two men have died from the dengue virus as of Friday (Feb 8), according to the Health Ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA).

      The first victim is a 74-year-old man who lived in Bedok Reservoir and died on Feb 3. The second is a 77-year-old Hougang Avenue 3 resident who died on Feb 7.

      One of the deaths took place in an active dengue cluster in Bedok, which had 167 dengue cases reported as of Friday. The cluster comprises Bedok Reservoir Road, Jalan Damai, Jalan Tenaga and Kaki Bukit Avenue 1, where the NEA has been "conducting multiple rounds of inspections" since Nov 23...