Possible decrease in dengue fever in Singapore

Although more cases of dengue fever have been detected this year compared to last year (12,700 versus 11,300, respectively), the number of new cases per week has decreased to a new low for this year.

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Advice For Travellers

Although there is a decrease in the number of new cases, travellers should be aware that there is still transmission of the virus in this city. The risk of exposure will vary from place to place in the city and may be high in many localities.

All 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. Many persons with dengue fever 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.