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A rare dengue strain is on the rise here – and Singaporeans have low immunity to it, NEA warns

There has not been an outbreak of DENV-3 virus here in the past three decades, which means that there is low immunity in the population to this serotype.
Research scientist Dan Galperin holds vials marked "Zika" at Protein Sciences Inc., a biotech company working on a Zika vaccine.

A potential vaccine for the Zika virus just passed a major milestone: It protected mice from getting sick

The vaccine neutralized the Zika virus in young albino mice, but it hasn't been tested in humans yet.

There’s a building in Ang Mo Kio breeding 5 million mosquitoes every week – here’s why

It will expose female Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes to radiation so they can't reproduce if accidentally released.

Singapore has had over 5 times more dengue cases this year than last year – and it could surge further through the end of year

There was a 32% icrease in the Aedes aegypti adult mosquito population in October.

Dengue cases hit three-year high as Singapore is in peak dengue season

A total of 12,108 dengue cases have been reported this year as dengue cases hit a 3-year high.

Singapore is in peak dengue season, and there are already 5 times more cases compared to the same time last year

Peak dengue season is expected to last till October, so don't let your guard down.

Singapore recorded 666 new dengue cases last week alone – the highest weekly number since Jan 2016

There have been 7,374 cases this year - 5 times more than the same period last year.

Close to 4,000 people contracted dengue from Jan to May this year – triple the number from last year

With the peak dengue season occurring in the months of June to October, NEA said it is expecting the cases to rise further.

There were 2,000 dengue cases from Jan to Mar this year – more than 3 times the same period in 2018

There has been a worrying spike in the number of dengue cases over the first three months of 2019 - and with peak dengue season approaching soon, the numbers are only expected to rise.

Over 200 dengue cases were reported in the first week of 2019 – here are 6 things you might not know about the virus

Did you know that all a mosquito needs to breed is water around the size of Singapore 20 cent coin? Here are five other things you might not know about dengue.