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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.

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.

The best mosquito repellent products

Nobody likes mosquitos. Luckily, there are many effective mosquito repellent products that keep those pesky bugs away.
Multiple deaths and illnesses have been caused by mosquito-borne EEE or "sleeping sickness" this season.

A rare mosquito-borne illness caused a grandfather to go from healthy to brain-dead in 9 days, and it’s part of a scary trend

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, has infected at least 21 people this year, making this season the biggest outbreak in decades.

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.
A vector control team leaves after spraying pesticide through a Del Mar neighborhood where increasing numbers of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in San Diego, California, U.S. May 18, 2016.

A major climate report predicts West Nile virus and other insect-borne diseases will become far more common in the US

West Nile virus, Zika virus, Lyme disease, and dengue are all projected to become more common in the United States as temperatures continue to rise.
From left to right: deer tick, Lone Star tick, and dog tick.

Diseases from ticks and mosquitoes have tripled in the US — and warmer weather means it will probably keep getting worse

Tcks, mosquitoes, and fleas carry pathogens including Lyme disease, West Nile, Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, and even the plague. Between 2004 and 2016, there were more than 640,000 of those illnesses. In that same time period, cases of these diseases tripled.

5 things that make mosquitoes bite you more

Bloodsuckers are picky creatures.