By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Dengue 2019

Singapore’s National Environmental Agency (NEA) has reported 15,999 dengue fever cases through Dec. 28, 2019, making this the highest dengue tally in three years.

It still did not match 2013 when more than 22,000 cases were seen.

In addition, at least 20 dengue-related fatalities have been reported.

NEA reports that the adult Aedes aegypti mosquito population, determined by the deployed Gravitraps, has shown a 20 per cent increase in November, compared to in October 2019. We have also observed a 20 per cent increase in the detection rate of Aedes aegypti larval habitats found in homes in November, compared to in October 2019.

The National Environment Agency expects the number of dengue cases to remain high into 2020.

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Pneumonia case investigated

The Ministry of Health reported one suspect case involving a 3 year-old female Chinese national with pneumonia and travel history to Wuhan. The case has not visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan associated with the cluster of pneumonia of unknown cause.

The case has been warded for further assessment and treatment, and isolated as a precautionary measure. The case is currently in stable condition. Preliminary tests showed that the case is positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a common cause for childhood pneumonia. Investigations are ongoing to confirm this as the cause.

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