Tag Archives: Dengue

Inconsiderate Neighbour At Dover Crescent Breeding Mosquitoes

The neighbour above hangs a canvas between 2 bamboo poles so that their wet clothings can drip into it. However it also catch rainwater. I had complaint about this since Dec 2019 but only SMS to say enforcement will be taken due to dengue mosquito. I am not sure why no action taken and the canvas is still up

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DENGUE CASES ON THE RISE IN TANJONG PAGAR AREA

Do you have friends or relatives who stay in Cantonment Road, Tanjong Pagar Plaza or Yan Kit Road? The number of dengue cases is rising in this area. Please SHARE this and remind them to do the #MozzieWipeout regularly if they stay near Cantonment Rd (Blk 1F) / Tanjong Pagar Plaza (Blk 5) / Yan Kit Rd (The Arris).

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DENGUE CASES EXPECTED TO RISE THIS YEAR, NO SOLUTION FROM NEA

NEA has just announced that they expect the dengue cases in Singapore to increase in the months ahead. Apparently all the efforts made to stem the tide of dengue since last year will not be bale to stop the numbers from increasing. Makes you wonder if the steps taken are adequate enough, or it was just a short-term measure to placate the Singaporean public. It was also reported that the number of dengue cases in Singapore last year was 13,115, which was way lower than the projected 30,000 cases. Was this a case of the short-term measure taken being super effective, or the projected number was grossly over-estimated, so it will paint a better picture when actual numbers released.

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WP: MOSQUITOES DON’T DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN WHITE AND BLUE.

There are some divisive stories going around online that NEA has not been assisting the Town Council in the fight against Zika. This is not true. We have been highlighting that Town Council and NEA are working closely to implement various control measures at the Bedok North Ave 3 cluster.

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PERPETUAL POOR LIVING CONDITIONS: NO SURPRISE ZIKA VICTIMS WERE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

Employers pay little attention to the hygiene, safety and cleanliness of workers’ living quarters on construction sites due to the transient nature of their stay there. It is also more convenient and cheaper to house them in these sites than to accommodate them in purpose built dormitories which provide better conditions. In the worst cases, they are made to live in buildings which are still under construction. Inadequate drainage results in pools of stagnant water forming whenever it rains, turning these work sites into breeding grounds for mosquitos. Cases of dengue outbreaks and Chikugunya have been reported before in the past and they usually occur in areas where migrant workers live. Therefore, the latest revelation that the majority of affected victims are migrant construction workers is not surprising.

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