Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Weekly dengue cluster update - last update: 31 Dec 2005/Minister says dengue under control

Sent to NEA:

Date: 10 Jan 2006


I note the last update was up to 31 Dec 2005. ( Location of Active Clusters* (as of 31 Dec 05) ).

The site mentioned update was to be done weekly (Note: From 1st Nov 2005, the figures on this page will be updated on a weekly basis.).

Why hasn't one been done for the 1st week of Jan 2006 yet?


Channel News Asia

Posted: 08 January 2006 1703 hrs

Environment Minister says dengue situation under control

By Patwant Singh, Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Singapore's dengue situation is under control, says Environment and Water Resources Minister Yaacob Ibrahim. The number has dropped from more than 700 cases at the peak to the present 84 cases weekly. Dr Yaacob was the Guest-of-Honour at a public health carnival organised by the South West District on Sunday. He emphasised the importance of community efforts in helping to spread the message about preventive measures against dengue. He also outlined the priorities for his Ministry this year. Dr Yaacob said: "Cleanliness is something that we want to tackle a bit more seriously. We want to work with our partners so that we can roll out the messages, so that everyone understands that they are responsible and they have a role to play. Beyond that we are looking at, for example, the issue of air pollution would be important. "I was in Montreal for the climate change conference. We have mentioned this about the Kyoto Protocol and this are the other issues that we are looking at." - CNA/de

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