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Dengue Fever in Singapore

26 Feb 2013

As of 18 February 2013, 232 cases of dengue fever have been reported from two urban areas of Singapore this year. Twenty nine clusters have been reported from other areas although number of cases has not been reported, however, almost 200 new cases were recorded in the last week.

Advice for Travellers

Singapore is a popular tourist destination and travellers should be aware of the risk of dengue fever. Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.