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Dengue Fever in Singapore (Update)

11 Jun 2013

The outbreak of dengue fever in Singapore is ongoing. As of 4 June 2013, more than 8600 cases have been recorded, with 756 new cases reported in the last week. One death as a result of dengue fever has been recorded.

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.