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Dengue Fever set to rise in 2016


While fewer cases of Dengue Fever were reported in 2015 than in the last two years, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has warned that 2016 could see an increase. The concern comes after high numbers of cases were reported in what is usually the low season, an increase in the Aedes mosquito population, and a change in the dominant viral strain. More than 11,200 people were diagnosed with dengue last year with four dying as a result. In one area alone of the city-state, NEA officers found a total of 86 breeding sites with 60 in homes, and one in a construction site.

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