The most effective way to control the mosquito population is to prevent breeding. By frequently checking and removing stagnant water from your home, you can help to prevent the spread of dengue fever. NEA encourages all residents and stakeholders to play their part to help stem dengue transmission, by doing the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout as follows: Hence, individuals can be infected with dengue up to four times.
Dengue fever is a disease caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infective mosquito. Mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis.
When Channel NewsAsia visited the cluster at Jurong West Street 91 and 92 on Wednesday, residents said officers have been entering their homes for inspections.
Understanding Dengue Fever. Understanding Dengue Fever Dengue fever is a disease caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infective mosquito.
Symptoms of severe dengue may include: These habitats include flower bowls and vases, fountain, pails and dish drying trays. For more advice on preventing Aedes mosquito breeding, you can visit the National Environment Agency website.
If you are unwell and showing symptoms suggestive of dengue, you are advised to seek medical attention early. If not reduced, the high Aedes aegypti mosquito population may lead to a surge in dengue cases in 2019. Besides households, NEA said it has also been monitoring areas with higher potential for dengue transmission and breeding, such as construction sites.
First-time dengue infections can be severe, especially among the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions, and repeat dengue infections have been associated with a higher occurrence of severe dengue. There are four different serotypes of dengue virus DENV1-4 circulating in the world, including Singapore. To prevent the transmission of these diseases, the mosquito population must be kept at bay.
Treatment for dengue fever. Mr Alamgir said his sister-in-law, whom he lives with, was hospitalised two weeks ago after coming down with dengue.
NEA, together with the various agencies and other stakeholders represented on the Inter-Agency Dengue Task Force IADTF , including Town Councils, have been checking and ridding our public areas and housing estates of potential mosquito breeding habitats. Treatment for dengue is supportive.
If you think you have dengue fever, seek medical attention immediately. How dengue is transmitted. Aqil Haziq Mahmud.