Dengue infections are on the rise, with close to 3,000 people being hospitalised and 80 active dengue clusters. The latest death toll has reached 20, with victims aged 45 to 94.
Here are the top 10 dengue clusters, starting from the clusters with the most number of cases. Information is from NEA website. If you are living in a cluster or near one, please take extra precaution.
1. Case Size: 179
Locality: Choa Chu Kang Ave 2 (Blk 248-252,254,271,272,274,276,287, 295-296B,296D,296E,297,297A,297C,297D) /CCK Ave3 (Blk282,283,285, 286,288,290-293,401,402,404-406,408,409,411-413) /CCK Ave 4(Blk414-426,428-431,438,439) /CCK Ctrl(Blk353-355) / Hong San Walk
2. Case size: 83
Locality: Elias Rd / Pasir Ris Ave / Pasir Ris Hts / Pasir Ris Ln / Pasir Ris Rd / Pasir Ris Ter / Pasir Ris View / Pasir Ris Way / Riverina Cres / Riverina View / Riverina Walk
3. Case Size: 69
Locality: Jurong West St 61 (Blk 625, 637, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 645, 646, 647, 648C, 648D, 650A) / Jurong West St 65 (Blk 617)
4. Case Size: 65
Locality: Jln Bangau / Jln Chermai / Jln Jarak / Jln Joran / Jln Kenarah / Jln Keruing / Jln Lakum / Jln Pelajau / Jln Redop / Jln Rengas / Jln Selaseh / Kelulut Hill / Seletar Cres, Ct, Rd / Seletar Hills Dr / Seletar Rd (SeletarPkResidence,TheGreenwich)
5. Case Size: 61
Locality: Begonia Ln, Ter / Mimosa Cres, Rd, View / Saraca Dr, Pl, Rd, Ter, View, Walk / Tamarind Rd
6. Case Size: 51
Locality: Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 118, 123, 635, 636, 637, 640-644) / Jln Damai (Blk 661, 665, 670, 671) / Jln Tenaga (Blk 645, 647-654, 656, 658, 659)
7. Case Size: 48
Locality: Jurong East St 13 (Blk 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 116) / Jurong East St 13 (Ivory Hts, Westmere)
8. Case Size: 47
Locality: Bt Mugliston / Gerald Cres, Dr, Ter / Gerald Dr (Seletar Springs Condo) / Jln Kechubong / Mugliston Gdns, Pk, Walk
9. Case Size: 46
Locality: Rivervale Cres (Blk 148, 150, 152, 185A, 185C) / Rivervale Dr (Blk 186A, 186B, 186C, 186D, 187A, 188A, 188B, 188C, 188D, 189C,191B, 192A, 192B)
10. Case Size: 36
Locality: Sunrise Ave, Cl, Dr, Ln, Ter, Way / Sunrise Ave (Sunrise Gdns)
Worth a mention:
Trailing not too far off the list with 30 cases each are Loyang Ave (Loyang Valley) and Chuan Hoe Ave / Parry Ave / Parry Rd / Parry View / Parry Walk / Pk Villas Green / Poh Huat Rd West (Nouvelle Pk) / Sandilands Rd.
How to prevent dengue
Dengue fever symptoms include a fever, intense headache, body aches, joint pains, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and skin rashes and mucosal bleeding. There is no specific treatment for dengue fever, but adequate fluid intake and bed rest is important. Most patients recover within two weeks.
However, dengue fever can turn severe, leading to dengue haemorrhagic syndrome and dengue shock syndrome.
Besides a handy guide here for dengue prevention at home. Follow the 5-step mozzie wipeout to get rid of stagnant water and any chance for Aedes mosquitoes to breed. If you are a plant lover, you might also want to check this guide out on how to make sure your plants do not turn into breeding grounds.
Mozzies be gone! Stay safe, Singapore!