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Singapore’s dengue cases highest in seven years

Christian Fernsby |
Dengue fever infections this year surpassed 10,000 after 165 new cases were reported in the past two days.


That’s the most since 2013 and comes on the heels of last week’s surge of 872 cases, the National Environment Agency said Saturday.

“This is the highest number of cases in the first 5 months of the year since 2013, the largest outbreak year recorded in Singapore’s recent history,” the agency announced on its website.

“Singapore has also not seen such a high weekly number of cases since the peak years in 2013 and 2014, where the weekly cases hit a high of 840 and 891 respectively.”

The agency said new cases have been rising since May in numbers not seen since peak dengue years of 2013 and 2014. A total of 22,170 dengue cases were reported in 2013 and 18,326 in 2014.

Twelve people have so far died of dengue in Singapore this year.

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