Weekly dengue cases at 1,170, concerted efforts successfully closed several large clusters

The uncommon dengue virus stereotype 3 (DENV-3) has been detected in 100 of the 112 clusters on red alert.

Kassandra Kasman

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Published: 14 July 2022, 5:07 PM

The number of dengue cases recorded between Jul 3 to 9 is 1,170, a slight decrease of 19 cases from the previous week ending Jul 2.

This brings the total number of cases recorded in 2022 to 19,386.

There are currently 324 active clusters, with 112 clusters having the red alert as of Jul 12, indicating 10 or more cases in that particular cluster.

The dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) has also been detected in 100 of the 112 clusters with the red alert.

Cheng Soon Crescent remains the largest active cluster with 532 cases, followed by Woodlands Avenue 9 with 389 cases and Moonbeam Drive with 364 cases.

Due to the efforts of the community and stakeholders such as the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Inter-Agency Dengue Task Force (IADTF), there are no more dengue cases at several previous large clusters. These include the 203-case cluster at Woodlands Avenue 6, 169-case cluster at Chun Tin Road, and 139-case cluster at Verde Avenue.

However, as the population of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and circulation of DENV-3 increases, dengue case numbers will likely remain high in the coming months, said NEA.

NEA is also working along with the various agencies and stakeholders from IADTF to check public areas and housing estates of potential mosquito breeding sites.

NEA urges all residents to take urgent action to break the chain of disease transmission by removing stagnant water and potential mosquito breeding sites by doing the Mozzie Wipeout  ‘B-L-O-C-K’ steps regularly.

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