Singapore records 2nd highest dengue tally in 2022

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by NewsDesk Lord, save her

As of Week 52, 2022, Singapore National Environment Agency (Northeast) recorded 32,097 cases of dengue fever. This is the second most reported case in Singapore in a single year.

This represents an increase in cases of more than 500 percent compared to the same period in 2021 (5,258 cases).

in 2020Singapore has recorded over 35,000 cases of infection, making it the worst dengue season on record.

Earlier in the year, it was Northeast He said the increase in dengue cases in 2022 is due to the rise Aedes Egyptian The number of mosquitoes, along with the previously uncommon circulation of DENV-3, caused the public to have little immunity.

Aedes aegypti mosquito

Increased construction in 2022, weather conditions and the rapid tests now available have also been cited as possible reasons for the high number.

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Dengue fever is a painful and debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. It causes a flu-like illness, sometimes with fatal complications. The incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the past 50 years globally.



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