Sunday, May 31, 2015   

Singapore battles chikungunya spread, 6,000 dengue infections
(05-13 12:43)

Singapore, which has been battling thousands of dengue infections this year, has reported 19 more infections of the mosquito-borne virus in the island in the past week alone. So far this year, 126 chikungunya infections have been reported.
The Straits Times said the virus chikungunya is not endemic to the tiny island.
But the island is also preparing for what could be its worst dengue epidemic, with more than 6,000 people infected this year. In 2005, 14,000 people fell sick and 25 died.
The paper said the Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency have been working hard to contain the spread of the mosquito-borne virus for the past month, but new cases continue to surface.

   
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