Singapore Now Has 108 Dengue Clusters, Pasir Ris Has 49 Cases In Same Area
In just the first week of 2020, National Environment Agency (NEA) reported that there were 313 new dengue cases.
Within the span of 2 days, Singapore has 22 new dengue clusters, reported Channel NewsAsia (CNA).
Pasir Ris was hit the hardest, with a total of 153 people infected, according to NEA.
Biggest dengue cluster near Downtown East
Singapore now has a staggering total of 108 clusters as of Wednesday (8 Jan).
The biggest cluster is currently at Pasir Ris. Out of the 153 cases, 49 were reported in Riverina View and Riverina Crescent.
The heavily affected spots are 1.3km away from Downtown East, an entertainment hub that houses chalets and Wild Wild Wet.
Yio Chu Kang has 2 big clusters with 138 and 131 cases.
There are currently 14 “high-risk [areas] with 10 or more cases” that are on the red alert level.
Be careful during CNY prep
Now that Chinese New Year is around the corner, many families are heading to the nurseries and pasar malams to buy new plants to spruce up the house.
NEA advises all families to be cautious so as to prevent mosquitoes from breeding. They can do so in the pot, on the soil or in the flowerpot plate where stagnant water collects.
Those doing spring cleaning should also “properly dispose of ant refuse, including large furniture of household items” as they can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Stay healthy in the new year
Now that the weather is warmer, many spots are becoming ideal places for mosquitoes to breed.
During the festive season, we might get caught up in our preparations and not have the extra time to think about other things.
However, it’s important that we take care of our health and others by being responsible and removing possible breeding spots.
Let’s all be safe and healthy as we usher in the Year of the Rat.