‘Not rocket science’: How one condominium is taking steps to fight dengue

‘Not rocket science’: How one condominium is taking steps to fight dengue


Singapore is at the moment dealing with a “severe dengue state of affairs”, with dengue instances persevering with to rise “sharply”, acknowledged the Nationwide Atmosphere Company (NEA) in a media factsheet on Saturday.

A “excessive” of 1,055 dengue instances had been reported this week as of Friday. And greater than 8,000 instances have been reported this 12 months to this point, exceeding the overall 5,258 instances reported in 2021. 

“That is worrying, as a result of now we have not even gone into the standard peak season between June to October, the place dengue (instances) have a tendency to be a bit increased as nicely,” stated Minister of State for Residence Affairs and Sustainability and the Atmosphere, Desmond Tan, on Saturday. 

Furthermore, 280 lively dengue clusters had been reported as of Friday, up from 196 clusters at end-April, acknowledged NEA. 

As an illustration, one of many high 5 largest dengue clusters situated across the Mount Sinai space off Holland Street uncovered 305 instances of dengue, with 11 premises detected with a number of breeding habitats throughout a single inspection and one premise detected with repeat breeding throughout re-inspection. 

“With a view to cope with this case, NEA in addition to our neighborhood companions, grassroot leaders and organisations have been stepping up the vector management operations, focusing primarily on elevating consciousness and vigilance amongst our residents,” added Mr Tan. 

“(It’s) additionally to cope with the breeding in varied areas – residential houses in addition to widespread areas in locations whether or not within the housing estates and even the development websites.”

Assam Press