Dengue cases soar, doubling in first quarter of 2024; seven deaths reported

It added that a dengue outbreak was averted last year due to stepped-up prevention and control measures. As a result, the number of dengue infections fell by 69 per cent – from 32,173 cases in 2022 to 9,949.

NEA conducted over 813,000 inspections in 2023, uncovering more than 19,600 mosquito breeding habitats. Slightly over half were found in homes, 38 per cent in public areas and 5 per cent at construction sites.

About 11,200 enforcement actions were taken against owners of premises for mosquito breeding, while about 800 enforcement actions and 108 stop-work orders were issued to construction sites. More than 100 contractors were charged in court for repeat offences.

NEA said that similar to last year, working with stakeholders to step up community awareness and dengue prevention efforts is critical in the fight against dengue.

“The National Dengue Prevention Campaign 2024 emphasises that dengue prevention is a social responsibility, and will continue to rally the community to remain vigilant and reduce the risk of dengue infection,” it added.

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