Wednesday, 29 May 2019
More dengue cases this year than all of 2018
A recent spike in dengue cases has caused the total so far this year to exceed that of the whole of 2018, a surge that has prompted the National Environment Agency (NEA) to bring forward its annual dengue prevention programme.
The programme involves grassroots organisations and NEA officials raising residents' awareness of the spread of the disease and ways to curb it.
NEA said 3,541 dengue cases have been reported to date this year, compared with 3,285 cases for the whole of 2018.
Three people, all of whom were in their seventies, have died from the mosquito-borne viral disease this year.