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Almost 5,500 dengue cases reported in Singapore so far this year, exceeding last year’s total

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Almost 5,500 cases of dengue have been reported so far this year, already exceeding last year’s total.

“This is a worrying trend as we are only in April, and we expect a surge in the number of dengue cases in the coming months,” said Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu yesterday.

Speaking at the launch of the Public Hygiene Council’s Keep Clean, Singapore! event, Fu urged “urgent collective action” to prevent mosquito breeding.

This includes binning one’s trash to prevent it from becoming unintentional mosquito breeding habitats, Fu said.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin