Once again, dengue fever is increasing in Singapore

Reports of dengue fever are increasing once again in Singapore. Last week, 372 dengue cases were reported, bringing the total for 2014 to slightly more than 1,600 cases. Many cases of dengue fever are not reported. Counting and reporting cases may be difficult due to lack of local access to health care. Many persons with mild illness do not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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