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In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Singapore, the National Environment Agency (NEA) now reports 25,189 total cases through August 23.

Aedes aegypti

Officials have reported a declining trend in cases from more than 1,000 cases a week in late July to 685 cases reported last week.

The NEA continues to warn the high Aedes aegypti mosquito population, together with circulation of the previously uncommon DENV-3, will likely lead to dengue case numbers remaining high in the coming months.

In all of 2021, Singapore reported 5,258 dengue fever cases.

The city-state is stepping up its fight against dengue. Last month, they expanded their flagship dengue project which involves the breeding and releasing of male Aedes mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria.

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