Singapore Dengue Cases could surpass 30000

The number of dengue cases this year could hit a historic high of over 30,000 cases unless immediate action is taken to suppress the Aedes mosquito population, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said at a media briefing on Thursday (Feb 18).

The highest number of dengue cases recorded in a year now stands at 22,170 cases, which was in 2013.

The El Nino phenomenon is the likely driver of the unusual high incidence of dengue cases in January. El Nino supports shorter maturation cycles and faster breeding, said the NEA.

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