Dengue and Zika in Singapore

Dengue fever cases continue to increase with more than 11,000 infected people reported this year. Of these, 7 have died. If current trends continue, this year will be the worst year ever for dengue.

Authorities have also reported the presence of the Zika virus (151 cases) acquired from local mosquitoes.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever and Zika Fever.

Advice For Travellers

The risk of exposure to these viruses will vary from place to place and may be high in many localities within the city.

All travellers to areas where these viruses are active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue or Zika infections do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate. Some international health authorities (USA, Hong Kong) are warning their citizens, especially pregnant women, regarding the risk of exposure.