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Singapore Health Alert

Updated on 16 July 2019

The Situation:

The National Environment Agency (NEA) reports: 666 dengue cases were reported in the

week ending 13 Jul 2019, 73 cases more than in the previous week. This surpasses the

previous weekly peak of 637 cases experienced in Jan 2016. A total of 7,374 dengue cases

have been reported this year (as of 13 Jul 2019), about five times more than the 1,481

dengue cases we saw in the same period last year.

Symptoms of Dengue Fever:

Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days,

may include:

  • Sudden, high fever

  • Severe headaches

  • Pain behind the eyes

  • Severe joint and muscle pain

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever

  • Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Monitor local authorities for updates

  • Avoid mosquito bites

  • Wear long sleeve shirts, pants, socks and shoes when mosquitoes are most active

  • Use repellents such as DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535

  • Avoid opening windows during high mosquito activity

  • Utilize mosquito nets where appropriate

  • See your health care provider for other preventative recommendations

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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