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Dengue Fever in Singapore (Update)

22 Apr 2013

Dengue fever infections have been a growing problem in Singapore since the beginning of the year (2013). Between 1 January and 19 April 2013, a total of 4756 cases of dengue fever have been recorded. This compares with a total of 4632 cases for the whole of 2012.

An awareness and clean up campaign is underway in an effort to reduce mosquito breeding sites.

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.