Monday, November 28, 2005

Straits Times (23 Nov 2005) - Early action plan to stop a repeat dengue outbreak

cc: Lee Hui Chieh - Straits Times

Date: 28 Nov 2005

I refer to the article, "Early action plan to stop a repeat dengue outbreak" in the Straits Times of 23 Nov 2005.

The pro-active approach to be taken by the NEA in identifying threshhold breeding clusters before an outbreak is a step in the right direction, and I applaud them for their efforts.

I would however suggest they go one step further in publishing these areas when they become available so that residents living in and around these areas can be more vigilant.

Just like the publication of the dengue clusters has been instrumental in bringing the number of dengue cases down from its peak a few months back, this new list (breeding clusters) will also serve to prevent such clsuters from turning into dengue clusters when pro-active measures are taken before they get worse.


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