Tag Archives: Mosquitoes

48 Y.O. MAN IS S’PORE’S FIRST IMPORTED ZIKA VIRUS CASE

On Friday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) reported Singapore's first case of Zika virus. According to their statement, the infected patient is a 48 year-old male Singaporean permanent resident who travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil from 27 March to 7 May. He developed fever and rash on 10 May and was admitted to Mt Elizabeth Novena on 12 May, where he was diagnosed with the epidemic and deadly virus. He was transferred to the Communicable Diseases Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital for quarantine and further treatment. He will only be discharged once his system is free of the virus.

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EX-RESIDENT: BUKIT BATOK ESTATE IS FILTHY SO SDP NEEDS TO TAKE OVER THE TOWN COUNCIL!

During my 15yrs stay in Bukit Batok, my block was very very dirty. No block cleaner at all. The drunkards here and there were sleeping at the void deck. So much adult urine was produced by groups of overnight drunkards living under our block and was not cleaned away. Our running water pipe became the breeding place for huge centipedes. And centipedes were seen running around into our store room. After I moved out of Bt. Batok, in 2010, my block and neighbourhood areas worsened. Drug mules lured young students to buy their drugs and several turned drug addicts. A few saloons turned red light at night. We need an opposition party to take over Bukit Batok town council and improve the standard of cleanliness in the estate. BB residents, please vote wisely.

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TOWN COUNCIL’S DIGGING WORKS CAUSES MOSQUITO BREEDING

Town council digging is the reason for dengue clusters in Tampines! STOP DIGGING!! Sometimes not even 2 months dig closed, dig.. Go on for years and always the same spots.The minute they started digging, we get bitten by mosquitoes n my son has high fever, went to the hospital and was suspected dengue.

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WHY ARE MOSQUITOES ALWAYS ATTRACTED TO YOU ONLY?

This would have been familiar to a few of us: in a group of friends, you’re the only one who knows that a mosquito is buzzing around you guys. You’re already convinced that your blood is “sweeter” than your friends’, and that if vampires were real, you would be the first victim. But sweeter—how true is that?

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NEA considers releasing impotent mosquitoes into the wild to combat dengue

Last year, the National Environment Agency's (NEA's) Environmental Health Institute began doing laboratory tests of male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with a bacteria, Wolbachia, that causes their mating with wild females to produce sterile eggs. These eggs do not develop into mosquitoes. The NEA's tests found that male Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes can compete with wild males for mates.

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