By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Singapore environmental officials reported an additional 193 dengue fever cases during this past week, which puts the total cases for the year to 13,033.
This is the most dengue cases in Singapore in three years.
The good news is the number of weekly dengue cases has declined, from a high of 664 in the second week of July to this past week of 193.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) notes even though the number of reported dengue cases is on a downward trend, large dengue clusters are reported at Choa Chu Kang Ave 2, Jalan Eunos, and Jalan Grisek.
The public is encouraged to remain vigilant, and to take action to remove stagnant water and potential mosquito breeding habitats.
They continue by saying fighting dengue requires the concerted effort of the whole community, including residents, contractors, and business owners, and all have a part to play in preventing and stopping dengue transmission.
In related news, conductor and composer, Lin Ah Leck, has died of dengue fever. The Strait Times reports that he felt unwell last week, but did not receive treatment immediately as he mistook his symptoms for food poisoning.
His condition eventually worsened, leading to organ failure and him losing consciousness.
Lin Ah Leck was 69.