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Dengue Fever Has Entered A High-incidence Season

Jun 01, 2018

Dengue fever(also known as "dwarf fever") is an acute infectious disease that is mainly transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Patients typically experience episodes 3 to 14 days after infection. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, bleeding from the nose or gums, and rash. If they deteriorate further, they may experience shock and may even be life-threatening.

According to the quarterly report issued by the Environment Agency of Singapore, in the first quarter of this year, there were 599 new cases of dengue fever in Singapore, which was 8.7% lower than last year, but the number of Aedes mosquitoes was 20% more than in previous years. Especially since May, related cases have continued to increase. As of May 23, there were a total of 1032 cases in Singapore, mainly in Jurong West and Bedok North, causing 3 deaths.

Every year from June to October is a high-incidence season of dengue fever.


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