Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Known dengue case in Geylang East - Central Grove

The following message was sent to the NEA on 9 Aug 2005:

"I’ve just learned today (9 Aug 2005) that a friend is now hospitalised with dengue. He lives in the Central Grove condo in Geylang East.

Perhaps it is useful for the NEA to advise the public where the active dengue clusters are so that the residents there can be more vigilant. I'd suggest they do so through a weekly update up its website, , or they can provide such weekly information to me and I'll post it up through my blog, .

Thank you"

9 Aug 2005

Reply from NEA on 12 Aug 2005:
"We thank you for your feedback.We will consider uploading the list of dengue areas on our website.

The dengue clusters as mentioned in the media are areas where there are more than one dengue cases reported. Close monitoring of these clusters would facilitate early intervention byour staff to break the dengue transmission in these areas. The cluster areas may change from time to time depending on the denguecases and the mosquito population.

We will make known these areas to the media when dengue cases are high so that the public are kept informed of the dengue situation in Singapore. We also inform residents living in the vicinity of a dengue cluster so that they are aware of the situation and can help get rid of potential breeding habitats in their homes.

Best regards
Ginny Tan
Manager (Situation Room), Operations
Environmental Health Department
The National Environment Agency
DID +65 67319053
Fax +65 67345787"


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