Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Big spike in dengue as cases hit 2,000 in first three months of 2019
The number of dengue cases has shot up to more than 2,000 in the first three months of this year, almost 3.5 times more than the 600 cases reported in the same period last year.
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli has also warned that the hotter weather due to climate change would increase the mosquito population.
Mr Masagos, who launched this year's national dengue prevention campaign at Kampung Admiralty Community Plaza yesterday, said: "In Singapore, dengue continues to be an ongoing threat.
The dengue prevention campaign, which was launched in mid-May in the past two years, was rolled out earlier this year to raise public awareness ahead of the peak dengue period from June to October.