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Dengue Fever in Singapore

06 July 2011

A small outbreak of dengue fever has been reported from the Marsiling area of Singapore; this is the second cluster of cases this year. The current outbreak began on 19 May 2011, and around 60 cases of dengue fever have been recorded.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up and the use of bite avoidance measures such insect repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.